Water Quality

The Clean Water Act regulates any discharges to water to ensure that water quality standards are maintained. It is illegal for anyone to discharge any pollutant into the US waters unless they are permitted to do so.

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, thanks in part to the small creeks that wind through campus – Brizzolara (Poly Canyon) and Stenner Creeks.

Recognizing that we are a part of the larger community of the San Luis Obispo Creek Watershed, the university understands the importance of preserving this important natural resource through environmental policies, best managment practices, and state compliance programs.

The Environmental Health & Safety department oversees the environmental compliance of stormwater, drinking water, sanitary sewer, and other water resources across campus.