On August 6, 2014 the City Council authorized the City’s Environmental Programs Division to move forward in developing a Storm Water Alternative Compliance program.  Established as a new tool in the current Municipal Storm Water Permit (Order No. R9‐2013‐0001) issued by the Regional Water Quality Control Board, the program aims to facilitate watershed improvements at a scale and in locations where they might not otherwise be achieved.  As part of the coordination of regional Watershed Quality Improvement Plans, the City is taking its first steps to develop the Alternative Compliance program by identifying possible projects.  Potential projects will be incorporated into the Watershed Quality Improvement Plans. 

I invite the public to nominate a project or a location within the City of Escondido with potential to improve the quality of storm water and urban runoff.  To do so, please complete the Project Nomination Form found at https://www.escondido.org/storm-water-program.aspx  and email it to water@escondido.org by Wednesday, November 19, 2014.  Please note that implementation of these projects is dependent on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, feasibility, availability of funding, permission of property owner(s), availability of permits and likely benefit to the watershed.