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The Department of Homeland Security offers excellent tips and information, as does the California Office of Emergency Services. HNN Web Page
Garbage and recycling pick-up service is granted by the town through:Recology San Mateo County 225 Shoreway Road San Carlos, CA 94070 Ph: 650-595-3900
A more complete list of services offered can be found at the Waste Management Website
Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency provides additional information regarding water conservation programs. Visit BAWSCA website for more information. BAWSCA
For more information please visit 2014-2022 Housing Element Web page
The installation of solar panels requires a Building Permit. Please contact the Building Division at 650-375-7411 for more information.
Overnight Permit Request
Police Non-emergency 650-375-7470Call 911 for Emergencies
A chlorine smell can represent a problem with water quality. Please report it to Public Works at 650-375-7444 or, after hours, contact the Police Department 650-375-7470.
Proper disposal of all materials can help prevent backups and assist town crews in maintaining sewer lines. Residents can also maintain their sewer laterals and have them inspected periodically. If you plan to plant trees in your yard, make sure you know where your sewer lateral is located and avoid planting trees near a lateral. Roots are the most common cause of damage to laterals. The town will assist you in locating your sewer lateral.
Residents should avoid putting grease or eggshells in their sinks or garbage disposals. Grease is a major cause of sewer stoppages and eggshells do not decompose and can clog pipes and pumps.
The only thing that should be flushed down the toilet is toilet paper. Other items, such as feminine hygiene products, wrappers, baby wipes, and Swiffer pads can cause backups in sewer mains and laterals and damage sewer pumps.