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 Los Peñasquitos Watershed, the City will be working with the cities of Del Mar and Poway along with the County of San Diego and the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) 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.
1. Attend a workshop!
The first workshop was held on September 4th, 2013 to review the priority water quality conditions along with their potential sources and solutions. The next public workshop will be held in the summer of 2014. Check back here for more information.
September 4th, 2013 Workshop Materials
Data Reference List (09/05/2013)
2. Join the Consultation Committee!
The Consultation Committee for the Los Peñasquitos Watershed has been established and will provide comments to the Agencies for content at specific points of Plan development. Please find the Consultation Committee Charter 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.
|Consultation Committee Members:||Upcoming Consultation Committee Meetings:|
|Name:||Category||November 23rd, 2013|
|Christina Arias||Regional Board||9:00 AM - 11:30 AM|
|Mike Hastings||Environmental Community||County of San Diego's Operations Center|
|S. Wayne Rosenbaum||Development Community||Chambers Hearing Room|
|Cindy Lin||At-Large||5520 Overland Avenue|
|Mike Kelly||At-Large||San Diego, CA 92123|
3. Provide Comments!
In addition to providing comments at the workshops, comments will be formally collected by the Regional Board after each deliverable is submitted. Thirty day comment periods will be posted here and on their website. Please check back frequently for announcements.
4. Provide Data!
The initial data submittal period closed as of September 13, 2013. We are currently compiling the data we have received and are considering it to help identify priority water quality conditions and sources of pollutants within the Los Peñasquitos Watershed. The initial data and submittal guidelines can be found here. Once the data has been considered, please check back here for a list of the data that will be incorporated into the draft plan.