The Peñasquitos Watershed Urban Runoff Management Plan 2008 (WURMP 2008) has been prepared by the City of Poway, as lead agency, in collaboration with the cities of San Diego, Del Mar, and the County of San Diego - all local agencies which have jurisdiction over the Peñasquitos Watershed. The Plan meets the requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Storm Water Permit for San Diego Copermittees (Order No. 2007-01). The Municipal Storm Water Permit Order requires the development and implementation of Watershed Urban Runoff Management Programs (WURMPs) for each of nine watershed management areas within San Diego County including the Peñasquitos watershed. This document represents the plan the jurisdictions and stakeholders have prepared to implement said Program.
The primary goal of this program is to positively affect the water resources of the Peñasquitos Watershed while balancing economic, social, and environmental constraints. The Program identifies four primary objectives to strive towards this goal: (1) develop and expand methods to assess and improve water quality within the watershed; (2) integrate watershed principles into land use planning; (3) enhance public understanding of sources of water pollution; and (4) encourage the development of stakeholder participation. To help reach these goals and objectives, the Peñasquitos Watershed Urban Runoff Management Plan identifies and prioritizes water quality related issues within the watershed that can be potentially attributed (wholly or partially) to discharges from the municipal storm drain systems and may be addressed through a cross-jurisdictional approach. Additionally, activities to abate sources of pollution and restore and protect beneficial uses are also identified. The Peñasquitos WURMP has been developed as an iterative process of watershed assessment, priority setting, monitoring, and implementation. At the conclusion of each yearly cycle, the process begins anew, allowing participants to respond to changing conditions or adjust strategies that have not performed as anticipated. This framework establishes mechanisms for the participants to evaluate priorities, improve coordination, assess program goals, and allocate finite resources in a cost-effective manner.
The Peñasquitos WURMP Workgroup meets on an ad hoc basis. Meetings are open to all interested parties.
WORKING MATERIALS (restricted access only)
|FY 2007-08 WURMP Annual Report and Appendices|
Penasquitos Land Use Map