The City of Escondido recognizes that natural resources are vital to our community.  The Environmental Programs Division works on behalf of the City Utilities Department to implement the state and federal regulations and policies pertaining to Watershed Protection.   The Division works with many other departments on storm water compliance, water conservation efforts, wetland and creek restoration projects. Recycling and waste reduction are coordinated by the City’s Public Works Department Recycling and Waste Reduction.

Everyone has a role to play.  Escondido residents, visitors and business can help keep our local creeks, streams, and lakes healthy by stopping pollutants from entering the City’s storm drain system.    

The content provided here is intended to help residents and business owners navigate complex environmental regulations. For more information please contact the Utilities Department at 760-839-4662 or

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