National Pollution Prevention (P2) Week is the third full week in September each year. P2 Week is an opportunity for individuals, schools, communities, industries and agencies to show case or share ideas on how they reduce waste, become more efficient or reduce energy consumption.
To promote pollution prevention, Mt. View Sanitary District has celebrated national P2 Week with its billboard program. Since 2000, MVSD has partnered with agencies like the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA), Bay Area Clean Water Agencies (BACWA), and many more to produce pollution prevention messages and visuals for this annual outreach effort. The billboard is located near the MVSD treatment plant along Interstate 680 in Martinez, one exit from the Benicia-Martinez Bridge. The bridge connects Solano and Contra Costa counties, and has the third highest bridge traffic in the Bay Area.
In April 2009, California Special Districts Association (CSDA) featured MVSD’s P2 Billboard program in its statewide magazine. The article is titled “Small District with a Big Message.”