Process to restore San Diego's Water
• 303(d) List: Many of San Diego’s creeks, lagoons, rivers and beaches regularly exceed safe levels of pollution. Our Regional Water Quality Control Board puts chronically polluted waterbodies on a list of impaired waters, called the 303(d) List.
• Water quality monitoring: To help identify San Diego’s impaired creeks, streams, lagoons and other waters, Coastkeeper operates the largest volunteer water quality monitoring program in southern California.
• Permits for Discharge: We monitor permits for discharge — the legal mechanisms that allow a large corporation, the military or local government to dump toxins into San Diego’s water—to ensure polluters apply for permits and follow the limitations.
• Volunteers: We can’t do our work to restore San Diego’s water without volunteers and donors. Join our water quality monitoring trainings and help us collect and analyze data to ensure our waterways are clean and healthy. Let your local government officials know that you support making our San Diego Bay healthy and vibrant again. And don’t forget to donate to Coastkeeper to help fund our advocacy efforts to protect your water.