Improve your home but DON’T ruin the environment in the process! While working around the house this summer, please keep in mind it is a VIOLATION of the Covina Municipal Code to wash down debris, paint, chemicals, oil, cement, grout, fertilizers, pesticides, detergents into the sidewalk, street, alley or catch basin.
DON’T: Drain a pool into the street without a permit from the City. Pool water must be treated and free of chemicals and algae before allowing it to drain onto City streets.
DO!: Obtain a no-cost (FREE) pool draining permit from Environmental Services to ensure that the water being drained will not pollute our waterways.
DON’T: Rinse paint brushes and buckets, wash down construction materials or wash down yard waste into the street. Don’t leave chemicals, paints, and oily materials outside where they can leak or spill.
DO!: Sweep up debris and trash, wash paint brushes and equipment in sinks connected to the sanitary sewer, collect (with a shop vac) all liquid waste water from tile work, concrete work, carpet cleaning and other activities and dispose of it in the sewer system (sink, toilet).
DO!: Plan ahead to dispose of solid and liquid waste materials appropriately. If you need information on proper disposal options,
DO!: Call Environmental Services at 626-384-5480, we are here to help!