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bilge-pad-banner A Lake Berryessa visitor pulls a clean oil absorbent from a blue dispenser as part of the Oil Absorbent Exchange Program

Oil Absorbent Exchange Program

bilge-pad-03 A Lake Berryessa Boater Outreach Intern demonstrates how the Oil Absorbent Exchange Program works at the Steele Canyon Resort According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: “Used motor oil is insoluble, persistent, and can contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals... Used motor oil is a major source of oil contamination of waterways and can result in pollution of drinking water sources. The oil from a single oil change (1 gallon) can ruin a million gallons of drinking water.”

Boaters can take advantage of the FREE Oil Absorbent Exchange Program at Lake Berryessa, Rio Vista, and in Suisun City*. At the end of every season, boaters can place their used oil absorbent (bilge pillow, pad, or sheet) in the red canisters and take out a new absorbent from the blue dispensers.

Lake Berryessa

bilge-pad-02 Bilgee, the Protector of Clean Waterways, demonstrates how to properly discard a used oil absorbent or ‘bilge pad.’ Bilgee is designed after a bilge pad and helps connect Lake Berryessa visitors to protecting Solano County’s precious water resources
  • Markley Cove Resort
  • Capell Cove
  • Spanish Flat Resort
  • Steele Canyon Resort
  • Pleasure Cove Resort
  • Putah Creek Resort

Rio Vista: Sandy Beach Regional Park

Suisun City: Suisun City Waterfront Marina (*blue dispenser only)

The Oil Absorbent Exchange Program is a locally funded initiative supported by Solano County, its city jurisdictions, and Napa County.

For more information on this program, please contact Marianne Butler.

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