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About Storm Water

The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (Storm Water Program) is the lead office for the City's efforts to reduce pollutants in urban runoff and storm water to the maximum extent practicable. These activities, include but are not limited to, public education, employee training, water quality monitoring, source identification, code enforcement, watershed management, and Best Management Practices development/implementation within the City of San Diego jurisdictional boundaries. The Storm Water Program represents the City on storm water and NPDES storm water permit issues before the Principal Permittee, the County Department of Environmental Health, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board. In addition, the Storm Water Program provides technical expertise and guidance to all City departments to ensure implementation and compliance with the Permit. Furthermore, the Storm Water Program prepares and transmits an annual report to the County for submittal to the Regional Board and is responsible agent that certifies that the City is in compliance with all Permit requirements.

Compliance with the Permit requirements will be tracked and monitoring by the Storm Water Program and the Regional Board through the annual reporting process, self-assessments, certifications, Storm Water Program audits and inspections, and Regional Board audits and inspections.