STORM WATER PROGRAM
Construction and Development Storm Water Requirements
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
The City of Paso Robles requires a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and SWPPP Checklist be submitted to the Community Development Department for every project which is greater than or equal to one acre (including projects less than one acre that are part of a larger plan of development or sale that would disturb more than one acre.
Site Storm Water Quality Requirements
This is an informational handout for meeting the requirements of the State’s General Construction Permit and preparing a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.
Storm Water Management Requirements on Developer and Single Family Grading Permits
The purpose of these requirements is to provide guidelines for addressing storm water management on developer and single-family grading permits and other construction activities with potential to pollute storm water. These guidelines apply to all types of soil disturbance projects that are regulated by the City Grading ordinance. In addition to these measures, projects that are over one acre in disturbed area have responsibilities directly to the State Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Construction Best Management Practices
Storm Water Best Management Practice (BMP) Handbooks
Caltrans water pollution control manuals provide direction on how to prepare a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and Water Pollution Control Program (WPCP). Electronic templates of these documents have been prepared to assist construction contractors in their preparation of these documents. Caltrans has also developed and obtained the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) approval of numerous Best Management Practices (BMP) for preventing water pollution. For more information, or to download the CalTrans manuals, visit www.dot.ca.gov - Storm Water and Water Pollution Control.
The California Storm Water Best Management Practice Handbooks have provided excellent guidance to the storm water community since their publication by the Storm Water Quality Task Force (SWQTF) in 1993. These Handbooks reflect the current practices, standards, and significant amount of knowledge gained since the early 90s about the effectiveness of BMPs. For additional information, please visit www.cabmphandbooks.com.