This website is a project of the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies’ (BACWA) pollution prevention committee, known as the Bay Area Pollution Prevention Group (BAPPG). We have come together to educate Bay Area residents and businesses about simple, cost-effective ways to protect San Francisco Bay by preventing pollution at the source.


Wastewater and stormwater carry pollutants from everyday activities like cooking, gardening, maintaining your car, and even spring-cleaning your garage and medicine cabinet. We’ve provided a few tips that will help keep pollutants out of the Bay – and make your home safer for your family.


Businesses – small and large – play an important role in reducing pollution in the San Francisco Bay. Just like residents, business owners and employees are responsible for ensuring their actions do not negatively impact water quality. Click on the links below for resources to help your business protect the Bay.