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San Clemente's 24 Hour Pollution Reporting Hotline is (949) 366-1553


Mission Statement

The Clean Ocean Program's mission is to protect and preserve public health and the environment through education and implementation of activities to reduce urban runoff and stormwater pollution and to promote waste reduction and recycling from industrial, commercial, municipal, new development/construction and residential areas.


  • To protect streams, the ocean, shoreline/beaches, and reef ecosystems from pollutants.
  • To promote the City-wide participation in readily available recycling programs.
  • To provide comprehensive pollution prevention and solid waste reduction education to promote community awareness and environmental stewardship.
  • To achieve and maintain compliance with all applicable local, State and federal environmental laws and policies regarding surface water protection and solid waste reduction.
  • To enforce local surface water quality and solid waste regulations, including the municipal code.