Stormwater Outreach & Education

Educating the Public through Outreach
The Stormwater Program has a Storm Drain placard replacement project. The placard replacement project inspects City storm drains to assess the condition of existing storm drain "Only Rain Down the Drain" or "No Dumping - Drains to Bay" placards and replaces them as necessary.

Our Water Our World Program (OWOW)

The OWOW Program is part of the City's Integrated Pest Management Program designed to help residents use effective eco-friendly pest control and less toxic products for home and garden.

Common home and garden pesticides are found in stormwater runoff, treated wastewater, and in local waterways, sometimes at levels that can harm sensitive aquatic life. Click here to learn more and find a store in your area that carries less toxic solutions for your garden problems.

Public Outreach at Civic Events
Every year the Stormwater Program participates in several Civic and City events. Look for us at the following venues:

  • Farmer's Market -Last Thursday of April through end of October, 4-8 p.m.
    Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live musical entertainment, and face painting.
  • National Public Works Week
    During the third week of May each year, the American Public Works Association celebrates National Public Works Week which offers parents and children a look into the daily activities of your Public Works Department and the services they provide. 
  • Earth Day Cleanup Event - TBD
  • Annual Coastal Cleanup Event - September 21, 2024