Caltrain to Conduct Online Survey on Storm Water

Caltrain to Conduct Online Survey on Storm Water

Beginning Monday, June 13, through the end of the month, Caltrain will be conducting an online survey to gauge what people know about its new Storm Water Management Program.

Caltrain is implementing a Storm Water Management Program to outline how it will prevent the release of pollutants into the storm sewer system.  Storm water is the result of rain runoff from developed areas.  As the rain drains to sewers that flow to the San Francisco Bay, and eventually the Pacific Ocean, it collects and transports trash, chemicals and oil.  Unlike the sanitary sewer system, storm water doesn’t go through a treatment plant so pollutants may not be removed before reaching the San Francisco Bay.

Caltrain is implementing a number of practices to reduce the flow of pollutants, including:

  • Convenient, single-stream trash collection facilities on trains and in stations
  • Reoccurring trash and debris pickups along the rail corridor
  • Storm drain inlet marking to raise awareness of the storm drain system
  • Green landscaping that can filter storm water pollution before it reaches the storm sewer
  • Regular storm water pollution awareness and prevention training for employees

To tell us what you know about the Storm Water Management Program, click HERE to take a short survey and respond no later than June 30.

If you‘d like to report a storm water issue on the Caltrain system, please call the Customer Service Center at 1.800.660.4287 or visit  to submit the report online.


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain has enjoyed five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 60,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations. 

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