It is important to know that the City of Escondido is committed to protecting our water ways. The storm drain system discharges untreated runoff to our rivers, lakes, and ocean.  It is the objective of the storm water permit to ensure that only rainwater enters our storm drain system. Please call the City's Maintenance and Operations Division at 760-839-4668 to report wastewater spills or any violations of the storm water permit. These are policies with specific examples in helping you understand storm water regulations.