City of Escondido


Storm Water Standards for New and Redevelopment Projects

The Storm Water Permit issued by the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) to the City of Escondido and other co-permittees in the region requires that storm water best management practices (BMPs) be included in all development projects.  Which BMP categories apply is based on the type and intensity of the project.  The new Storm Water Design Manual went into effect on February 16, 2016.  This page includes the manual and other resources to help design your project.  

What Type of Storm Water Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Does my Project Need?




  • Construction BMPs
  • Construction BMPs
  • Site Design BMPs
  • Source Control BMPs


  • Construction BMPs
  • Site Design BMPs
  • Source Control BMPs
  • Structural BMPs


To determine your project type, start here:

Minor projects

Standard projects

Priority Development Projects  (PDPs)


Additional PDP forms

Resources some projects will need to complete the development application

Best Management Practices (BMPs)

The following fact sheets are for general information only.  Visit for the most recent standards.