Municipal staff conducts numerous operational and maintenance activities that provide essential services to the community; such as, repairs and maintenance to the drinking-water distribution system, storm drainage system, and sewer system. City and County staff also provides the added benefit of removing pollutants from stormwater discharged into local waterways. Some of these activities include street sweeping, sediment removal from pumping stations and pipes, debris removal from ditches and creeks, and solid waste collection services. Activities in this element reduce pollutants in runoff resulting from other municipal activities, land use areas, and facilities.
Municipal staff is provided guidance and training to reduce pollutant discharges to the maximum extent practicable.
- Source Control Measures Guidance and Model List to assist municipalities in developing and implementing their individual work plans in accordance with provision C.3.k of the February 19, 2003 amendment of SMCWPPP's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
- CASQA Municipal Handbook offers general guidance for selecting and implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce pollutants in runoff from municipal operations.
Stormwater Program Funding
Stormwater Program Funding Options Report, HF&H Consultants, June 2008
Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management Policy Template, August 2011
Municipal Application and Notification Forms for New Businesses
Hazardous Materials Notification Form
Environmental Health Application Form
Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit, as Amended
This permit applies to all municipalities in San Mateo County, as well as unincorporated San Mateo County and the County Flood Control District.
Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit-R2-2009-0074-Amended November 2011
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
Hydromodification Management Applicability Form (updated January 2010)
Worksheet and Guidance for Reviewing HM Submittals (August 2008)
Attitudes Toward Stormwater Pollution, a survey of San Mateo County residents, May 2009
Littering Behavior in America, Results of a National Survey, Keep America Beautiful, January 2009
List of member agencies
Illicit Discharge Coordinators
Stormwater Business Inspectors
Sanitary Sewer Treatment Authorities
Brochures Program materials for businesses, residents, and municipal staff.
Green Streets and Parking Lots Practical and state-of-the-art information on creating low-impact development roadways and parking lots within San Mateo County.
Trainings and Workshops Program workshops and upcoming opportunities for training
Resources Stormwater resources for municipalities
Presentations Outreach presentations; downloadable in powerpoint and pdf format.
New Development Stormwater control measures to incorporate post-construction
stormwater site design, source control, and treatment measures in
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draft work and action items.