Social distancing is in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most copermittee staff are teleworking and available by email. To email the watershed representative for your jurisdiction, please visit our contact us page. For more information and resources on COVID-19 in the San Diego region, please visit www.coronavirus-sd.com

Welcome To Project Clean Water

A web-based portal that provides a centralized point of access to water quality information and resources for the San Diego County, South Orange County and South Riverside County.
Photography By: Ryan Jensen, Francesca DeLeon and Minell Enslin.

About Project Clean Water

Project Clean Water was initiated in July 2000 to provide a broad and inclusive forum for exploring water quality issues of regional significance. Much of the focus during our first two years was on establishing a visible forum to discuss issues of shared concern, to find consensus solutions to priority problems, and to characterize baseline conditions in the region’s watersheds. This work was primarily carried out by Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) and numerous, ad hoc technical workgroups. Annual Clean Water Summits, a focal point of stakeholder participation, have provided an important opportunity to explore the issue of the day and validate and fine-tune the priorities and directions of Project Clean Water working bodies.

In response to input provided by participants, organizational changes were put into place in 2004 to streamline the overall Project Clean Water process and to focus more closely on the issues of greatest interest to stakeholders. Through discussion that occurred at the Watershed Protection TAC, the County of San Diego, the San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego Water Department agreed to form a Regional Water Management Group (RWMG) which was needed to fund and develop an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan for the San Diego Region. The Watershed Protection TAC became the first stakeholder group supporting the development of this Plan.

Today, Project Clean Water serves as a resource both to government agencies and to the general public. In 2013, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) issued an updated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm and Sewer System (MS4) Permit Order No. R9-2013-0001 (as amended by Order Nos. R9-2015-0001 and R9-2015-0100), which requires those agencies operating under the permit to create and maintain a Regional Clearinghouse that provides the public with information regarding area water quality and efforts to protect it. This information was made accessible via Project Clean Water, which allows for additional cooperation and coordination between Copermittees to supplement and enhance water quality outcomes.

News

Rainy Season Checklist — Are you ready for wet weather?

When it rains, runoff from your home and property can carry pollutants such as bacteria, chemicals, auto fluids or trash directly to our waterways. Water that enters our storm drains is not treated before it enters our local creeks, rivers and the ocean. Clean water means healthy communities. Here are some actions you can take …

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Public Input Opportunity for the 2021 San Diego River Watershed Management Area Water Quality Improvement Plan Update

The San Diego River Watershed Management Area (SDR WMA) jurisdictions are performing an update of the SDR WMA Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP). The focus of the update is the incorporation of Famosa Slough Alternative Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). The update of the San Diego River Watershed Management Area Water Quality Improvement Plan will …

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October Cleanup Events Brought to you by Project Clean Water partner I Love A Clean San Diego   SUNSET SWEEP: Thursday Early Evening Community Cleanup Series Join I Love A Clean San Diego, San Diego Canyonlands, and Think Blue San Diego for a VIRTUALLY hosted litter cleanup! It is important to stay safe and avoid group gatherings right now, so …

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LP and SD WMA WQIP Workgroup Meeting 10:00 am
LP and SD WMA WQIP Workgroup Meeting @ Teleconference
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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San Diego Bay and Tijuana River Watersheds Monthly Meeting 10:00 am
San Diego Bay and Tijuana River Watersheds Monthly Meeting @ Phone conference
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meeting is via conference call/screen share only.  An agenda with details will be distributed before the meeting.
Program Planning Subcommittee Meeting 1:30 pm
Program Planning Subcommittee Meeting @ County of San Diego – County Operations Center
Nov 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
 
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