Storm Water Standards Manual and Related Documents
The City is required to update its Storm Water Standards Manual to conform to the 2013 Municipal Storm Water Permit and for consistency with the Regional BMP Design Manual.
- 2016 Storm Water Standards Manual (FINAL)
- 2016 Storm Water Standards Manual Part 1 (PDF: 6Mb)
- 2016 Storm Water Standards Manual Part 1 Appendices (PDF: 22Mb)
- 2016 Storm Water Standards Manual Part 2 (PDF: 10Mb)
- 2016 Storm Water Standards Manual Part 3 (PDF: 2Mb)
- Storm Water Standards Manual Update (DRAFT)
For more information regarding development requirements and city update process and schedule, visit Development Requirements.
- January 2012 Storm Water Standards Manual (PDF)
- Standard Urban Stormwater Management Plan (SUSMP) and Hydromodification Workgroup
- Storm Water Pollution Prevention Requirements
- San Diego Low Impact Development Design Manual (PDF)
Storm Water Ordinance Amendment and Minimum BMPs - Proposed 2015
The City is required to amend its Storm Water Management and Discharge Control Ordinance San Diego Municipal Code Section 43.03 (PDF) to conform to the requirements of the 2013 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit (Order No. R9-2013-0001) (PDF) issued by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board.
The draft amendments include updates to the list of non-storm water discharges (including conditions for the discharges) allowed into the City's storm drain system. The amended list is consistent with the list from the 2013 MS4 Permit. Each of the discharges described in the ordinance require minimum Best Management Practices before they are deemed allowable into the storm drain system.
Best Management Practices, commonly called BMPs, are activities that you are required to implement to prevent pollution from leaving your property and entering the storm drain system.
Public information sessions about the DRAFT Ordinance and Minimum BMPs were held in January 2015. Public comments received following these meetings have been reviewed and incorporated into the documents below, as appropriate. For more information about the adoption and input schedule, please click here.
- Storm Water Ordinance Amendment DRAFT- Strikeout/Underline (PDF)
- Storm Water Ordinance Amendment DRAFT - Clean Copy (PDF)
- Minimum Residential and Commercial BMPs DRAFT (PDF)
- Response to comments table (PDF)
Storm Water Ordinance Amendment and Minimum BMPs - Current
- Storm Water Ordinance Amendment - Strikeout/Underline (PDF)
- Storm Water Ordinance Amendment - Clean Copy (PDF)
- Minimum Best Practices - Residential Areas and Activities
- Minimum Best Practices - Industrial and Commercial Sites/Sources