Project Clean Water

A Water Quality Resource for the San Diego Region

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Help Improve Water Quality in the Mission Bay & La Jolla Watersheds

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 Mission Bay & La Jolla watersheds, the City will be working with 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.

Schedule of Opportunities for Public Input - Table

Schedule of Opportunities for Public Input - Timeline Map


1. Attend a workshop!

The second public workshop was held on July 21st, 2014 to review the goals and strategies for addressing the highest priority water conditions in the Mission Bay/La Jolla Watershed.

July 21st, 2014 Workshop Materials

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Presentation

Workshop Handout

Workshop Summary

Public Input Form


The first workshop was held on September 7th, 2013 to review the priority water quality conditions along with their potential sources and solutions. 

September 7th, 2013 Workshop Materials  

Workshop Flyer  

Workshop Agenda  

Workshop Presentation  

Workshop Summary

Mission Bay & La Jolla Subwatershed Map  

Public Input Form  

Data Reference List (09/07/2013)  

2. Follow the Consultation Committee! 

The Consultation Committee for the Mission Bay & La Jolla Watersheds 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. The Consultation Committee meetings are open to the public for observation, however, 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: NEW! NEXT MEETING:  Previous Meetings:
Wayne Chiu Regional Board Tuesday, October 21st  July 15th, 2014
Deborah Knight Environmental Community  6:00 – 8:00 pm Agenda
Dan Biggs Development Community City of San Diego  Meeting Presentation 
Cindy Lin At-Large Metropolitan Operations Center (MOC-II)  Consultation Committee Meeting Summary
Greg (Lance) Kyle At-Large 9192 Topaz Way 
Andrew Wiese At-Large San Diego, CA 92123  November 21st, 2013
Martin Schmidt At-Large   Consultation Committee Meeting Summary
Bryn Evans At-Large Consultation Committee Comments on Draft Plan
Nobu Murakami At-Large  
Isabelle Kay 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 the draft plans and public comments received, please visit the Regional Water Board’s website at:  

4. Provide Data! 

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

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Clement Brown at (858) 541-4336 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

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