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About Project Clean Water

Project Clean Water was initiated in July 2000 to provide a broad and inclusive forum for exploring water quality issues of regional significance. Much of the focus during our first two years was on establishing a visible forum to discuss issues of shared concern, to find consensus solutions to priority problems, and to characterize baseline conditions in the region’s watersheds. This work was primarily carried out by Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) and numerous, ad hoc technical workgroups. Annual Clean Water Summits, a focal point of stakeholder participation, have provided an important opportunity to explore the issue of the day and validate and fine-tune the priorities and directions of Project Clean Water working bodies.

In response to input provided by participants, organizational changes were put into place in 2004 to streamline the overall Project Clean Water process and to focus more closely on the issues of greatest interest to stakeholders. Through discussion that occurred at the Watershed Protection TAC, the County of San Diego, the San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego Water Department agreed to form a Regional Water Management Group (RWMG) which was needed to fund and develop an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan for the San Diego Region. The Watershed Protection TAC became the first stakeholder group supporting the development of this Plan.

Today, Project Clean Water serves as a resource both to government agencies and to the general public. In 2013, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) issued an updated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm and Sewer System (MS4) Permit Order No. R9-2013-0001 (as amended by Order Nos. R9-2015-0001 and R9-2015-0100), which requires those agencies operating under the permit to create and maintain a Regional Clearinghouse that provides the public with information regarding area water quality and efforts to protect it. This information was made accessible via Project Clean Water, which allows for additional cooperation and coordination between Copermittees to supplement and enhance water quality outcomes.


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Summer Trash Tips

The sun is out and with San Diego opening up visitors and residents alike will be heading to the beach, parks, hiking trails and other outdoor spots in greater numbers – which unfortunately means more trash and litter that can end up in our water. Here are some summer trash tips to help keep our …

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Our Non-Profit Partners

52 Week Pledge Action #12: Visit one of our non-profit partners website and find a way you can volunteer or help. Changing Tides Foundation Founded by a surfing sisterhood in 2016, Changing Tides Foundation is a women-led growing community of diverse collaborators with a passion for solving global challenges and creating change. Changing Tides Foundation …

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Program Planning Subcommittee – WQIP Ad Hoc Subcommittee 1:00 pm
Program Planning Subcommittee – WQIP Ad Hoc Subcommittee @ Web Conference
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Meeting Agenda and Meeting Summary can be found here:
Green Streets Clean Water Public Input Virtual Meeting 5:30 pm
Green Streets Clean Water Public Input Virtual Meeting
Jul 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Green Streets Clean Water Public Input Virtual Meeting
We’re going to improve the infrastructure in San Diego’s unincorporated communities. Can YOU help us shape the design?  The County of San Diego is hosting a virtual public meeting to get feedback from local community members, businesses and stakeholders on July 7, 2021 from 5:30-7:00 pm. We would love for you to attend! RSVP HERE Learn …

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LP and SD WMA WQIP Workgroup Meeting 10:00 am
LP and SD WMA WQIP Workgroup Meeting @ Teleconference
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Program Planning Subcommittee Meeting 1:30 pm
Program Planning Subcommittee Meeting @ County of San Diego – County Operations Center
Jul 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
San Diego Bay and Tijuana River Watersheds Monthly Meeting 10:00 am
San Diego Bay and Tijuana River Watersheds Monthly Meeting @ Phone conference
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meeting is via conference call/screen share only.  The meeting agenda, which includes call in information, is available at the link below. Meeting Agenda
Program Planning Subcommittee – 07-22-2021 1:30 pm
Program Planning Subcommittee – 07-22-2021 @ Webex
Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Please find the meeting agenda and summary here.
Land Development Work Group Meeting 9:00 am
Land Development Work Group Meeting
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meeting agenda and meeting summary can be found here