Pollution Prevention Programs

To help preserve the quality of life for our residents, beach goers, and sea life, the City of La Habra has implemented a number of programs to help reduce the amount of pollutants mixing with storm water and urban runoff. By implementing these programs, we hope to not only clean up our water, but preserve aquatic life for years to come. Here is a sample of those programs:

Water Quality Ordinance

The City has a Water Quality Ordinance to locally enforce state storm water regulations.


The City has designated authorized inspectors to investigate complaints or notifications regarding potential violations of the Water Quality Ordinance. Please call 562-383-4151 if you have witnessed or are aware of a potential violation.


Several hundred businesses, construction sites, and municipal facilities within the City are inspected for compliance with stormwater regulations. The inspections ensure the use of Best Management Practices (BMPs).


City employees routinely attend training to ensure the awareness and use of BMPs in the City and at inspected sites.

Street Sweeping

All residential and commercial streets and City owned and/or operated parking lots are included in regularly scheduled street sweeping.


Drainage catch basins are cleaned out on a regular basis. If you see debris in a catch basin that is full, please call us at 562-383-4170.

New Development & Significant Redevelopment

The City requires certain new developments and significant redevelopments to install structural stormwater treatment controls to reduce and prevent pollution from running off the site.

Public Education

The City participates in Orange County's public education and outreach program and also implements its own active program. The City's program includes TV advertising, mailers, educational booths and materials at City events.