The Water Quality Improvement Plan Development
The San Luis Rey Watershed Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP) development has begun!
The participating agencies developing the WQIP include the City of Oceanside, City of Vista, the County of San Diego and Caltrans. The WQIP development process is required by new storm water regulations adopted by the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The regulations include a broad public participation process and a solicitation of data, information, and recommendations, all of which will be considered for incorporation into final plans scheduled to be submitted to the Regional Board by June 27, 2015.
Help Improve Water Quality in the San Luis Rey Watershed
Your help is needed to develop effective strategies for improving water quality in our region's creeks, rivers, and ocean. These agencies need the public's help to ensure the Water Quality Improvement Plan will be as focused and effective as possible.
The first step in developing the Water Quality Improvement Plan is to identify prioritized water quality conditions, likely sources and potential strategies to improve water quality conditions in the watershed.
Water Quality Improvement Plan Efforts for San Luis Rey Watershed
The Consultation Panel
The Consultation Panel will provide recommendations to the agencies at specific points during plan development. The participating agencies have selected panel members that will serve on the Consultation Panel for two years.
- Laurie Walsh – Regional Board Member
Opportunities to Participate
The participating agencies need your help to develop the Water Quality Improvement Plan. There are several opportunities for you to participate in this important process during the next two years.
Public Forum Workshops
The first public forum workshop for the San Luis Rey was held October 7, 2013. During the workshop, participants were provided an overview of the Water Quality Improvement Plan process and accepted suggestions for water quality improvement priorities, likely sources or potential strategies from members of the public.
Workshop materials included:
October 7 Workshop Materials
Provide Data and Recommendations to the WQIP
At key points during plan development, the responsible agencies are collecting data to incorporate into the process. Currently, the solicitation process is closed. Another opportunity will be provided in the summer of 2014; please check back for more information.
Provide Public Comment to the Regional Water Quality Control Board
In addition to providing comments at the workshop, comments will be formally collected by the Regional Board after specific components of the Plan have been drafted. Thirty day comment time periods and documents will be posted here (at ProjectCleanWater.org) and on the Regional Water Quality Control Board website. Please check back frequently for announcements.