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  • The City of Sand City is a member of the Monterey Regional Storm Water Management Program (MRSWMP). To view meeting agendas, see upcoming events, and for more information visit the MRSWMP web page at http://montereysea.org/news-events/
  • The Monterey Regional Storm Water Management Program (MRSWMP) Year 7 Annual Storm Water Report is available for review at http://www.montereysea.org/program_documents.php
  • To learn more about the MRSWMP or the City’s Storm Water Program, visit http://montereysea.org or call the Program Manager at (831) 645-4621
  • Post-Construction Storm Water Management Requirements (PCRs) for Development Projects in the Central Coast Region are now in effect as required by the Regional Water Quality Control Board Central Coast Region. For a brief program overview, see the program brochure (PDF Brochure).
Report a Spill or Illegal Dumping

To report a spill or illegal dumping to the street, waterways, or the storm drain system, please call 911 or Monterey County Dispatch at (831)394-6811.

For non-emergency and non-hazardous spills, please call the City of Sand City Monday through Thursday from 8am – 5pm at (831) 394-3054. To report a spill after hours or on weekends and holidays, please call the Sand City Police Department at (831) 394-1451.

The dumping of any pollutants such as trash, paint, cement, motor oil, antifreeze sewage, or other hazardous materials into the street gutter, catch basin or the storm drain system is ILLEGAL. Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations limit storm water flows to clean rain water and non-polluted incidental flows like groundwater. Please help protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary!

Municipal Storm Water Program

The discharge of storm water within the City of Sand City is regulated by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Quality Order No. 2013-0001-DWQ National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit, Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for Storm Water Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4), collectively referred to as the Phase II Small MS4 General Permit. The City of Sand City is designated as a Phase II Small Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permittee under the NPDES General Permit. Visit the SWRCB Phase II MS4 Program web page at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/stormwater/phase_ii_municipal.shtml

SWRCB Phase II Small MS4 General Permit – February 2013

The City Engineer oversees the Municipal Storm Water Program and works in conjunction with the Planning and Public Works Departments to implement requirements of the Phase II Small MS4 General Permit. Engineering and Planning Department staff review new and re-development projects for compliance with State and Regional Water Board requirements for storm water management and control, including Post-Construction and Low Impact Development (LID) requirements.

Monterey Regional Storm Water Management Program

The City of Sand City, in addition to the Cities of Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Seaside, Pacific Grove and the County of Monterey, is a member of the Monterey Regional Storm Water Management Program (MRSWMP). The MRSWMP was formed to develop a regional storm water program for the Monterey Peninsula and the surrounding areas. The MRSWMP meets monthly to discuss issues related to urban storm water runoff, public education and outreach, and to implement elements of the regional storm water program. For more information, including monthly meeting agendas and upcoming events, visit: www.montereysea.org

Municipal Storm Water Program Background

The Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) requires certain municipalities and industrial facilities to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the discharge of storm water to navigable water. NPDES permits are also required for any storm water discharge which the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or a state has determined contributes to a violation of a water quality standard, or is a significant contributor of pollutants to surface waters.

The EPA has delegated authority to the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to administer the NPDES permit process within California and, in turn, the SWRCB has delegated authority to the California Regional Quality Control Board – Central Coastal Basin (RWQCB-CCB) to administer the NPDES permit process within its region.

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