Project Clean Water

A Water Quality Resource for the San Diego Region

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Help Improve Water Quality in the San Dieguito River Watershed

The City of San Diego needs your help to develop new strategies for improving water quality in our region. The City, working with other agencies responsible for protecting local watersheds, is developing new Water Quality Improvement Plans that will include strategies for identifying and addressing high priority water quality concerns.

In the San Dieguito Watershed, the City will be working with the cities of Del Mar, Escondido, Poway, and Solana Beach along with the County of San Diego to draft the new plan.

The City also needs the public's help to ensure the new Water Quality Improvement Plans will be as strong and successful as possible. The plan development process is required by new storm water regulations adopted by the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The regulations demand a broad public participation process and a solicitation of data, information, and recommendations, all of which will be incorporated into final plans submitted to the Board by June 27, 2015.

Ways You Can Get Involved

We need your help to develop the Water Quality Improvement Plan!  There are several opportunities to do this over the next two years.  The final Plan is due on June 27, 2015.

NEW! Schedule of Opportunities for Public Input - Table

NEW! Schedule of Opportunities for Public Input - Timeline Map


1. Attend a workshop! NEW!

The next public workshop will be held on Thursday, July 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the City of Poway Council Chambers located at 13325 Civic Center Drive, Poway, CA 921064. We need your input and ideas to help us determine the goals and strategies for addressing the highest priority water conditions in the San Dieguito Watershed. 

Second Workshop

Thursday, July 24th

6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.


13325 Civic Center Drive

Poway, CA 92064



The first workshop was held on September 5th, 2013 to review the priority water quality conditions along with their potential sources and solutions. 

September 5th, 2013 Workshop Materials

Workshop Flyer

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Presentation

Workshop Discussion Notes

San Dieguito Subwatershed Map

Public Input Form

Data Reference List(09/05/2013)  

2. Follow the Consultation Committee! 

The Consultation Committee for the San Dieguito Watershed has been established and will provide comments to the Agencies for content at specific points of Plan development.  The Consultation Committee Charter can be found here.  Please note that although the Consultation Committee meetings are open to the public for observation, only committee members are allowed to participate in the discussion. Check back here for information about future meetings.

Consultation Committee Members: Consultation Committee Meetings:
Name Category Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Christina Arias Regional Board Agenda
Trish Boaz Environmental Community Meeting Presentation
John Eardensohn Development Community
Cindy Lin At-Large November 18th, 2013
Lois Jones At-Large Agenda
Robert Stone At-Large Meeting Presentation
Ed Othmer At- Large Consultation Committee Meeting Summary
Laura Hunter At- Large Consultation Committee Comments on Draft Plan
Dustin Fuller At-Large
Cor Shaffer At-Large  
Toby Roy At-Large  
Jayne Janda-Timba At-Large  
Mark Corcoran At-Large  

3. Provide Comments!

On May 1, 2014, the first drafts for all three City of San Diego led Water Quality Improvement Plans (Sections 1-3 and Lists of Potential Strategies for the San Dieguito, Los Peñasquitos, and Mission Bay Watershed Management Areas) were submitted to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board for public review.  The draft plans identify the watersheds’ priority conditions, sources and potential strategies.

To view and comment on the draft plans, please visit the Regional Water Board’s website at:  

Comments will be formally collected by the Regional Board for a minimum 30-day public comment period that ends on June 13th, 2014. 

4. Provide Data! 

The initial data submittal period closed as of September 13, 2013.  We have compiled the data we have received and considered it to help identify priority water quality conditions and sources of pollutants within the San Dieguito Watershed.  The initial data and submittal guidelines can be found here.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Karina Danek at (858) 541-4349 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .






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