Preventing Pollution

Stormwater Idylwood CreekThe City of Redmond operates various programs that reduce pollution, so that people and the environment are clean and safe from contamination of harmful chemicals and pathogens.

We accomplish this through a number of pro-active programs that address pollution at the source with the intent of avoiding a pollution incident.  

Pollution prevention programs include:

  • Business inspections to ensure chemicals are stored, used and disposed of properly
  • Inspections of storm drains to remove pollutants before entering the environment
  • Restaurant inspections to reduce sewer backups caused by grease clogged pipes
  • Making sure connections to the water system don’t introduce contamination to the drinking water supply
  • Investigating and eliminating spills and other pollutants before they reach environmentally sensitive areas