Stormwater Program

The City of Newark’s Stormwater Program activities are managed in accordance with National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit requirements enforced by the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board.  Activities include:

• Illicit Discharge Incident Response/Enforcement
Street Sweeping
Storm Drain Maintenance
Public Outreach Events
Education and Information
Stormwater Controls for Businesses and Development
• Participation in the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program

Please remember, if it goes down the storm drain, it ends up in our water.

Report Illicit Discharge
If you are now observing dumping of toxic substances into any storm drain, please call 911 immediately.  To report other types of illicit discharge into any Newark storm drain, please contact Assistant Engineer Michael Carmen at 510-578-4320 or

Everyday actions can directly impact water, even when that water is miles away from home.

Anything that flows or is discharged into the storm drain system leads directly into local creeks and/or San Francisco Bay without any treatment.