Restaurant Program

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Water Pollution Prevention Guidelines for Food Handling Facilities

In Alameda County, storm drains flow directly to local creeks and San Francisco Bay with no treatment. Storm water pollution is a serious problem for wildlife dependent on our waterways, and for people who live near polluted streams or bay lands. Food handling facilities such as restaurants, institutional cafeterias, grocery stores, bakeries, and delis can contribute to storm water pollution, mainly through improper clean-up practices that allow food particles, oils, grease, and cleaning products to flow to a street, gutter, or storm drain. In the Tri-City area, discharge of grease or oil to the storm drain is prohibited by Ordinance 2012. 

Following the "Best Management Practices" (BMPs) at the links below will help ensure compliance with Ordinance 2012 requirements with respect to the storm drains and will contribute to a cleaner Bay. 

Summary of Restaurant Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Attention Food Service Establishment Owners

For all new construction, tenant improvements, and changes of business ownership, you are required to complete a Food Service Application and submit a copy of your menu to the District.

 

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