Commercial pollution prevention

Pollution Prevention Poster

Pollution Prevention Poster

EBMUD's Commercial Pollution Prevention Program helps protect the health of San Francisco Bay by combining education, public outreach, and permit requirements to reduce the discharge of pollutants in wastewater from many commercial businesses.

EBMUD currently has Pollution Prevention Permit requirements for:

For other industries, see below to learn more about how your business can help protect the bay. 


Call 510-287-1651 or


Want to see where your wastewater goes? Schedule a tour of the wastewater treatment plant here.


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Boatyard Sample Permit for Zero Dischargers PDF <1 MB


Check out the EPA's Safe Detergent Stewardship Initiative  recognition program.

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Discharge Prohibition Sign PDF <1 MB

Furniture Stripping

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Best Management Practices PDF <1 MB

Photo Processing and Printing

Radiator Repair Shops

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Radiator Pollution Prevention Guidelines PDF <1 MB

Vehicle Washing Facilities

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Vehicle Wash Discharge Prohibition Sign PDF <1 MB