A new Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP) was developed for the Los Peñasquitos Watershed in accordance with the requirements of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) Order No. R9-2013-0001, as amended by Order No. R9-2015-0001 (NPDES Permit #CAS0109266, Municipal Permit). The Plan was developed in partnership with the Cities of San Diego, Del Mar and Poway, the County of San Diego and Caltrans, who are the Responsible Agencies in the Los Peñasquitos Watershed.
The goal of the Los Peñasquitos WQIP is to protect, preserve, enhance, and restore water quality of receiving water bodies. This goal will be accomplished through an adaptive planning and management process that identifies the highest and focused priority water quality conditions within the watershed and implements strategies (jurisdiction-specific and/or watershed-level) to achieve improvements in the quality of discharges from the Responsible Agencies storm drain systems.
Current Events - Regional Water Quality Control Board Public Comment Period
The Final Draft of the Los Peñasquitos WQIP was submitted to the Regional Water Quality Control Board on June 26, 2015 and is currently undergoing a thirty-day comment period. The Plan is available on the Regional Water Quality Control Board website at the link below, along with the start and end dates for the thirty day comment period and instructions for comment submission. Comments will be formally collected by the Regional Board.
June 26, 2015 – Final Draft of the Los Peñasquitos Water Quality Improvement Plan
The Final Draft of the Los Peñasquitos Water Quality Improvement Plan submitted to the Regional Board is also available below.
- Los Peñasquitos Water Quality Improvement Plan
- Los Peñasquitos WQIP Appendix A-M
- Los Peñasquitos WQIP Appendix N
- Los Peñasquitos WQIP Appendix O-P
Thank You For Your Help!
The City of San Diego appreciates all of the public input received these past two years to develop the City-led Water Quality Improvement Plan for the Los Penasquitos Watershed. The Plan development process and broad public participation helped to create a strong and successful plan to improve water quality in the region.
Below you will find past documents related to the overall Water Quality Improvement Plan development process, including the opportunities for public participation, consultation committee presentations and meeting summaries, and the two initial drafts submitted to the Regional Board.
2013-2015 Public Input Schedule
There were several opportunities to provide input over the past two years.
- Schedule of Opportunities for Public Input - Table
- Schedule of Opportunities for Public Input - Timeline Map
The second public workshop was held on July 23rd, 2014 to review the goals and strategies for addressing the highest priority water conditions in the Los Peñasquitos Watershed.
July 23rd, 2014 Workshop Materials
The first workshop was held on September 4th, 2013 to review the priority water quality conditions along with their potential sources and solutions.
September 4th, 2013 Workshop Materials
- Workshop Flyer
- Workshop Agenda
- Workshop Presentation
- Workshop Summary
- Los Peñasquitos Subwatershed Map
- Public Input Form
- Data Reference List (09/05/2013)
2013-2015 Consultation Committee
The Consultation Committee for the Los Peñasquitos Watershed was established to provide comments to the Agencies for content at specific points of Plan development. The Consultation Committee Charter can be found here.
|Consultation Committee Members:||Consultation Committee Meetings:|
|Name:||Category||First Meeting - November 23rd, 2013||Second Meeting - July 16th, 2014|
|Christina Arias||Regional Board||Agenda||Agenda|
|Mike Hastings||Environmental Community||Meeting Presentation||Meeting Presentation|
|S. Wayne Rosenbaum||Development Community||Consultation Committee Meeting Summary||Consultation Committee Meeting Summary|
|Cindy Lin||At-Large||Consultation Committee Comments on Draft Plan||Consultation Committee Comments on Draft Plan|
|Mike Kelly||At-Large||Response to Comments Summary|
|Mark Williams||At-Large||Third Meeting - October 21st, 2014|
|Ken Kozlik||At-Large||Meeting Presentation|
|Consultation Committe Comments on Draft Plan|
|Response to Comments Summary|
May 1, 2014 - First Draft
On May 1, 2014, the first draft of the Los Peñasquitos Watershed Water Quality Improvement Plan (Sections 1-3 and Lists of Potential Strategies) was submitted to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board for public review. The first draft of the plan identified the watershed's priority conditions, sources and potential strategies.
- Los Peñasquitos WQIP 1st Draft Sections 1-3 and Appendices
- Los Peñasquitos WQIP List of Potential Strategies
- First Draft Comment Letters
- Response to Comments Table
December 23, 2014 - Second Draft
On December 23, 2014, the second draft of the Los Peñasquitos Watershed Water Quality Improvement Plan (Sections 1-4 and Appendices) was submitted to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board for public review. The second draft of the plan identifies the watershed’s priority water quality conditions, sources, goals, strategies and implementation schedule.
Second Draft Documents:
- Los Peñasquitos WQIP 2nd Draft Sections 1-4
- Los Peñasquitos WQIP Appendix A-H
- Los Peñasquitos WQIP Appendix I-M
- Los Peñasquitos WQIP Appendix N Part 1
- Los Peñasquitos WQIP Appendix N Part 2
- Los Peñasquitos WQIP Appendix N Part 3
- Second Draft Comment Letters
- Response to Comments Table