Are you interested in the health of our creeks and ocean? Did you know that the City of Escondido is in the Carlsbad watershed (Escondido, Reidy and San Marcos Creeks) and the San Dieguito watershed (Kit Carson and Felicita Creeks)?
The City of Escondido is participating in an effort to improve water quality in our creeks and eventually the Pacific Ocean with other cities; key stakeholders; a public consultation panel; as well as the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board. The ultimate goal is to create a Water Quality Improvement Plan for each watershed in San Diego County. The Water Quality Improvement Plan sets out activities and projects that will be implemented to improve water quality and how we will measure improvement. The Plan can be adapted as we learn more about what works in improving water quality.
The City and its partners host workshops and accept public comment on key documents for each Water Quality Improvement Plan throughout the two year planning process that will end June 2015. Escondido residents are encouraged to participate in the following opportunities:
San Dieguito Watershed
Carlsbad Watershed (including Escondido Creek)
The City of Escondido works hard to reduce pollution and urban runoff in both watersheds; to learn more about Storm Water, please visit Escondido.org/storm-water-program or contact Helen Davies, Environmental Programs Manager, at (760) 839-6315.