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Storm Water Standards Manual

Urban runoff, discharged from municipal storm water conveyance systems, was identified by local, regional and national research programs as one of the principal causes of water quality problems in most urban areas. The City of San Diego Storm Water Standards Manual provides information to applicants for projects processed by the Development Services Department (DSD) or the City’s Capital Improvements Program (CIP)  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 first went into effect on Dec. 2, 2002, and was updated on:

  • Jan. 14, 2011;
  • Jan. 20, 2012;
  • Feb. 16, 2016; and
  • Jan. 3, 2018.

Construction Site Storm Water Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Watersheds within the City of San Diego

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