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Help Improve Water Quality in the San Diego Region
We need your help to develop new strategies for improving water quality in our region. New Water Quality Improvement Plans are being developed that will include strategies for identifying and addressing high priority water quality concerns.
The City of San Diego will be working with the County of San Diego and the cities of Del Mar, Solana Beach, Poway and Escondido to draft the Water Quality Improvement Plan for the San Dieguito River Watershed.
In the Los Peñasquitos Watershed, the City will be working with the cities of Del Mar and Poway along with the County and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to draft the new plan.
For the Mission Bay & La Jolla Watersheds the City will join Caltrans to draft the plan for that area.
In the San Diego Bay Watershed, the responsible agencies include the cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City and San Diego; the County of San Diego, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, and the San Diego Unified Port District.
The City also needs the publics help to ensure the new Water Quality Improvement Plans will be as strong and successful as possible. The plan development process is required by new storm water regulations adopted by the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The regulations demand a broad public participation process and a solicitation of data, information, and recommendations, all of which will be incorporated into final plans submitted to the Board by June 27, 2015.
You can find out about ways to get involved by clicking on your watershed of interest below. The links will take you to the cooperative Project Clean Water website where all of the Responsible Agencies are sharing information.