We All Think Blue

For more than 20 years Think Blue San Diego has implemented innovative, proactive steps to stop pollution before it gets into storm drains. But to keep it that way, we must all dive in and do our part. Reducing stormwater pollution in our neighborhoods and communities is easy when We All Think Blue.

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20 Years Of Keeping Our Waterways Clean


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tons of trash and debris
removed from pipes


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debris from streets


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pipes cleaned


pounds of trash
and debris cleared


volunteers at 66 events

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photo of person cleaning up pet waste

the Poop

Runaway Sprinklers Reduction

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person adjusting sprinklers
Pesticide Free Zone sign
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Pesticide Pollution Prevention

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thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

January 27th, 2023

πŸ“’ PSA: Safe disposal of household hazardous waste can reduce stormwater pollution, maintain our environment and keep you and your loved ones healthy. πŸ’§πŸŒŠ Remember to THINK BLUE and help us keep our waterways clean by properly disposing of household hazardous waste. πŸ’™ πŸ‘‰ Learn more at WasteFreeSD.org. #DudeBeCoolDontDump . . . #ThinkBlue #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #ProjectCleanWater @ProjectCleanWater #HazardousWaste #WaterPollution #OceanPollution #StormwaterPollution #PreventPollution #StopPollution

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

January 25th, 2023

Are you up to date when it comes to stormwater regulations? πŸ“° San Diego is defined by the natural beauty of its beaches and waterways. πŸŒŠπŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ›Ά The @CityofSanDiego Stormwater Department’s mission is to keep these precious resources clean, safe and healthy. πŸ’¦πŸ’§ But we need your help to make this a long-term effort. πŸ™Œ Help us keep our stormwater safe and waterways clean! πŸŒŠπŸ’™ πŸ‘‰ Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest tips and information on stormwater pollution prevention, regulations, maintenance, events and more ❗ πŸ”— ThinkBlue.org . . . #ThinkBlue #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #ProjectCleanWater @ProjectCleanWater #PollutionPrevention #StopPollution #ZeroWaste #StormwaterPollution

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

January 23rd, 2023

WE ARE IN A MOUNTING CRISIS πŸ’§βš‘ Did you know that the @CityofSanDiego faces a massive challenge ahead? πŸ€” Its aging stormwater system faces a $1.4 billion shortfall in needed funding to upgrade and modernize its infrastructure. πŸ’¦ Due to water-quality requirements, aging and failing infrastructure, urbanization and a changing climate with more extreme weather, our stormwater system is in need of modernization to protect our quality of life, safeguard neighborhoods from flooding and ensure clean water and clean beaches for all. 🌊 πŸ‘‰ Learn more about the importance of stormwater management at ThinkBlue.org. . . . #ThinkBlue #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #StormwaterMaintenance #StormwaterInfrastructure #SDStormwater #PollutionPrevention #PreventPollution #StormwaterPollution #OceanPollution

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

January 20th, 2023

San Diegans, we are very lucky to live in a place with around 263 sunny days per year! β˜€ So, there is no excuse not to be outdoors, right? πŸ™Œ If you go for a walk, take a hike or kayak, consider picking up trash along the way. 🧹 Help us prevent pollution by removing it from our streets, trails and waterways and disposing of it in a covered trash bin. πŸ—‘ This helps us keep San Diego and our waterways clean, safe and healthy for all of us. πŸŸπŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ¦€ THINK BLUE SAN DIEGO 🌊 . . . #ThinkBlue #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #Cleanup #Pollution #PollutionPrevention #PreventPollution #StormwaterPollution #OceanPollution

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

January 18th, 2023

3…2…1… Who is ready to learn more about our stormwater system? βœ‹ Check your stormwater knowledge and take a quick quiz on ThinkBlue.org to learn more about stormwater pollution prevention! πŸ’¦πŸ’§ Can you get all 10 questions right? 😎 Let us know in the comments below πŸ‘‡ . . . #ThinkBlue #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #StormwaterQuiz #PollutionPrevention #PreventPollution #StormwaterPollution #OceanPollution

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

January 17th, 2023

This month, 105 volunteers joined the @sandiegoriver to kick off their New Year by helping remove 4,000 pounds of trash from our San Diego River at the San Diego River Estuary. πŸ™Œ Fifty-four volunteers participated in two separate shifts of a fun kayak cleanup, removing pollution directly from our river, and 51 volunteers joined an estuary cleanup at the shore, preventing pollution from entering our waterways. πŸ›ΆπŸ§ΉπŸ—‘ Thank you to all volunteers for helping prevent this trash from polluting native animal habitats, creating unsightly piles in our parks and public spaces, leaching contaminants into our waterways and possibly being washed out into our beaches and the Pacific Ocean! πŸ’¦πŸ’§πŸŒŠ πŸ‘‰ You missed the event? No problem! @sandiegoriver offers several recurring cleanup events throughout the year. πŸ”— Visit sandiegoriver.org to register for other cleanup opportunities! THINK BLUE SAN DIEGO! πŸŒŠπŸ’™πŸŒŠ . . . #ThinkBlue #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #SanDiegoRiverParkFoundation #SanDiegoRiver #SDRiver #PollutionPrevention #PreventPollution #StormwaterPollution #OceanPollution

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

January 16th, 2023

πŸ€” Did you know that a standard home generates approximately 160 gallons of greywater per day or nearly 60,000 gallons per year? Using greywater is an excellent way to recycle and conserve water, and can help you reduce potable water consumption. πŸ’¦πŸ’§ Greywater is untreated wastewater – such as from bathtubs, showers, bathroom wash bins, laundry tubs, etc. – that has not been contaminated by any discharge or been affected by infectious, contaminated or unhealthy bodily wastes. πŸ‘‰ The @CityofSanDiego offers rebates ranging from $150 to $1,000 for greywater systems. πŸ”— Learn more at bit.ly/ThinkBlueRebates. . . . #ThinkBlue #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #Greywater #Rebates #SanDiegoRebates #WaterConservation #PollutionPrevention #StormwaterPollution #StopPollution #PollutionFree

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

January 14th, 2023

πŸ“’ Did you hear about Think Blue’s partnership with the @uofsandiego? To bolster public understanding of the importance of stormwater services to San Diego’s quality of life, the City’s Stormwater Department partnered with the University of San Diego on a student-driven project. During this semester-long project, five teams of communications students competed to create the best marketing campaign to enhance the Think Blue San Diego public education and outreach initiative. And let us tell you – we had incredible submissions from these future leaders. The winning team created a public service announcement titled β€œCouch: A Love Story” to educate San Diegan on how illegal dumping of bulk items leads to ocean pollution. πŸ† Do you want to learn more? We will share more information about this amazing partnership in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! πŸ”— Until then, you can read the @sandiegouniontribune article at bit.ly/ThinkBlueUSD. Go Think Blue! . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #USD #UniversityofSanDiego

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

January 13th, 2023

πŸ“’ Have you seen the new signage posted in your Clairemont neighborhood? The @CityofSanDiego recently updated signage in the Clairemont community to reflect new parking restrictions during posted street sweeping times. Note: The 30-day grace period for parking restrictions ends soon ❗ Parking restrictions will begin on Feb. 16. πŸš—πŸ…ΏβŒ Street sweeping is critical to the Stormwater Department’s mission to build and maintain effective stormwater infrastructure so that all San Diegans have safe, clean water and to protect our communities from flooding. πŸ’¦πŸ’§ For specific information about street sweeping changes: πŸ”— ThinkBlue.org πŸ“ž 619-527-3482 πŸ“§ swppp@sandiego.gov πŸ“° Subscribe to our newsletter at ThinkBlue.org . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #StreetSweeping #ParkingRestrictions #StormwaterMaintenance #PollutionPrevention #StormwaterPollution #StopPollution #PollutionFree