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Protect Yourself From Flu

Last updated: January 5, 2018, 7:08 pm

California and Contra Costa are seeing high levels of flu activity. We remind the community to take the following steps to prevent the spread of flu.

  • Get your flu vaccine
  • Clean hands often with soap and water or with hand sanitizer
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home when you’re sick

People with flu like symptoms should call their health plan's Advice Nurses to get help with self-care or to help them decide if they need to visit an urgent care clinic, make an appointment with their health care provider or go to an emergency room. Rarely is emergency room needed for flu or respiratory issues.

Contra Costa Health Plan members and Contra Costa residents who do not have health coverage can call 1-877-661-6230 and select option 1 to speak to an Advice Nurse.

See more information about flu and flu prevention.

Storm Water and Illicit Discharge Investigations Program

Contra Costa Health Services - Hazardous Materials Programs (CCHSHMP) works cooperatively with Contra Costa County Department of Public Works, Watershed Program (CWP) to conduct Storm Water inspections at industrial and commercial businesses and investigate illicit discharges to the County's storm drain system. The inspections and investigations are a part of the compliance requirements under the Federal Clean Water Act's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program. In Contra Costa County, the San Francisco Bay (Region 2) and Central Valley (Region 5) Regional Water Quality Control Boards have each issued NPDES permits to Contra Costa County to control the discharge of pollutants to receiving waters from municipal storm water. The CWP is responsible for ensuring Contra Costa County is in compliance with both NPDES permits.

Each year, the CWP is required to report inspection and investigation findings to the appropriate Regional Water Quality Control Board. Based on the requirements in the NPDES permits and previous year's inspection results, the CWP determines a list of facilities for CCHSHMP to inspect.

See more information regarding the CWP and its NPDES permits.


Contra Costa County Ordinance 96-2, Title 1014 - Storm Water Management and Discharge Control.


Interdepartmental Agreement with Contra Costa County Public Works Department.


About 225 storm water inspections and 50 illicit discharge investigations per year. Inspections of 5 Keep the Delta Clean oily waste disposal facilities.

State Water Board Industrial Storm Water Program

Filing a Notice of Intent or No Exposure Certification must be completed through the State Water Board's SMARTS database.