[Fosc] concrete spill

Chris Burmester christopher at formulate.com
Mon Sep 8 11:41:01 PDT 2008


Kristin - thanks for the clarification. I didn't know that it was 
acceptable to call the police in on this. Makes sense, though.

Chris

At 10:59 AM -0700 9/8/08, Hathaway, Kristin wrote:
>A slight correction to that. If you ever see an illegal dumping in 
>progress you should call 911. It is a crime and should be treated as 
>such.
>
>But as Chris mentions, it is still good to note down as much 
>information about the location and perpetrators as possible in order 
>to provide the police or the PWA with information for following up 
>on the incident.
>
>Kristin Hathaway
>Watershed Program Specialist
>City of Oakland
>Community and Economic Development Agency
>Watershed and Stormwater Management Program
>250 Frank Ogawa Plaza; Suite 4314
>Oakland, CA 94612
>phone: (510) 238-7571
>fax: (510) 238-7227
><mailto:khathaway at oaklandnet.com>khathaway at oaklandnet.com
><http://www.oaklandpw.com/creeks>www.oaklandpw.com/creeks
>
>
>From: fosc-bounces at lists.sausalcreek.org 
>[mailto:fosc-bounces at lists.sausalcreek.org] On Behalf Of Chris 
>Burmester
>Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 10:50 AM
>To: Brent; FOSC at lists.sausalcreek.org
>Subject: Re: [Fosc] concrete spill
>
>From what I can find on the City of Oakland web site, illegal 
>dumping in Oakland should be reported with a call to the Oakland 
>Public Works Agency call center at 510-615-5566. Note the location 
>of the dumping site and, if possible, get the license plate and/or 
>description of the car. If you have a camera, take a picture of the 
>scene, any vehicles, and the sludge/washout in the drain. If you 
>feel comfortable doing so, inform the contractor that what they are 
>doing is illegal and that they must stop immediately. Washing out 
>concrete into anything other than a washout container is illegal on 
>many counts.
>
>The Oakland PWA will cite and fine offenders. You can also call the 
>Oakland Police department and ask if there is someone who can 
>respond more immediately - (510) 777-3333 - non-emergency number.
>
>Regards, Chris
>
>
>At 9:06 AM -0700 9/6/08, Brent wrote:
>
>There's a contractor up the street from me who are putting in a 
>foundation and washed all their waste concrete down the street and 
>into the storm drain (straight to the creek). There's a good amount 
>of sand & concrete sludge going down the entire road. The address is 
>4157 Lyman. Does anyone have a City number I can call to report?
>
>Brent
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