Forms and Development Information
- Storm Water Standards Manual (PDF): Urban runoff discharged from municipal storm water conveyance systems has been identified by local, regional, and national research programs as one of the principal causes of water quality problems in most urban areas. The City's Storm Water Standards Manual provides information to applicants for projects processed through the Development Services Department on how to comply with the permanent and construction storm water quality requirements for new development projects in the City of San Diego. This manual went into effect on Dec. 2, 2002, and was updated January 14, 2011 and January 20, 2012.
- Storm Water Requirements Applicability Checklist (PDF - Form Filler): Use this checklist to determine your project's permanent and construction storm water best management practices requirements. This form must be completed and submitted with permit application.
- New Storm Water Permit Requirement: On January 24, 2007, the Regional Water Quality Control Board had adopted Order No. R9-2007-01, which renews the municipal NPDES permit, and changes some of the requirements for water quality improvements and construction BMPs. These updated requirements are reflected in the January 2011 update of the Storm Water Standards Manual. Clean Construction - A Storm Water Pollution Prevention Guide for the Construction Industry (PDF)
- Clean Construction - A Storm Water Pollution Prevention Guide for the Construction Industry (PDF)
- Construction Site Best Management Practices and Other Storm Water Prevention Literature
- Think Blue Program - Solution to Storm Drain Pollution
Includes City Clean Water Programs, Outreach Literature, Reports, Resources and Links, K-12 Curricula (Project SWELL), and other useful information.
- Fire Sprinkler Discharge Runoff: (PDF)
When it is infeasible to discharge non-emergency fire activities to the sanitary sewer, non-emergency fire flows is allowed to discharge to the storm drain with implementing a combination of BMP to prevent pollutants from entering the storm drain.
- Watersheds within the City of San Diego
If you are experiencing difficultly downloading the following files, please contact Booth 23 at the Development Services Department or call (619) 446-5152 for assistance.