Education and Events
Ironhouse Sanitary District offers a variety of programs focusing on the pollution prevention (P2) in our community. Community Outreach Programs focus efforts on Oakley and Bethel Island. Protecting the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is a job that everyone can help with. ISD has opportunities for your participation.
Did you know that Oakley and Bethel Island residents can get up to 300 gallons of high-quality recycled water for free? The Ironhouse Sanitary District now offers a fully staffed Residential Recycled Water Fill Station with regular hours to make it convenient for you to keep your yard green and fight the drought!
Fats, Oils, Grease
Remember when your grandmother saved used bacon grease in a coffee can? She probably didn’t think much about it then, but she was recycling before it was the environmentally prudent thing to do.
Don't Flush Wipes
Many household cleaning products are labeled and marketed as disposable; many baby hygiene products are labeled both disposable and flushable. And while these products may be marketed as a convenience item, the truth is that these household wipes have the ability to clog and stop up not only your sewer pipes, but also can cause blockage and service problems in Ironhouse Sanitary District's sewer system and pump stations.
You’ve probably heard about pharmaceuticals that get into the sewer system, contributing toxic chemicals to the environment. ISD’s Water Recycling Facility is one of the most effective means of removing biodegradable wastes, but it was not designed to flush out pharmaceutical chemical pollution.
While it is a face that humans and animals need salt to live, too much salt on land, in the groundwater and in the waterways can cause problems. That is why state regulators require dischargers like ISD to reduce the amount of salt they return into the environment. Learn how you can help help ISD stay on a low salt diet.
More important facts
Report a spill: To report spills, dumping and backups in our service area (Oakley and Bethel Island), call (925) 625-2279.
Stormwater concerns: The City of Oakley handles the city's stormwater and spill response issues. Call (925) 625-7000. Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District handles storm water concerns in Bethel Island. Please call (925) 684-2210.