• Sign the pledge
    Commit to doing your part to keep our water clean. Sign the pledge.
     
  • Washing the car photo
    Keep your vehicle clean to prevent residue from washing off when it rains.
     
  • wiping brake dust from tire rim
    Wipe off brake dust build-up on tire rims.
     
  • checking tire pressure
    Keep your tires properly inflated to prevent wear.
     

About the Campaign

At Caltrans, we are dedicated to keeping our highways and waterways clean. The goal of Caltrans’ Protect Every Drop campaign is to educate Californians about the sources and pathways of stormwater pollution and to change behaviors of the public to reduce stormwater pollution in and around the state highway system. Our water is precious — so it’s important to Protect Every Drop.

  • Did You Know?

    Stormwater from California’s freeways and highways flows directly to local bodies of water.

  • Did You Know?

    Your actions today directly impact the water we drink, swim in and eat fish from.

  • Did You Know?

    During a drought, pollution becomes even more concentrated because of lower water levels in all bodies of water.

  • Did You Know?

    Debris you see on the roadways often ends up in streams, lakes, rivers and the ocean.