Stormwater runoff is generated when precipitation from rain events flows over land or impervious surfaces and does not percolate into the ground.
Runoff from our rooftops, parking lots, streets, and parks all discharges into the City’s storm drains. These storm drains are connected to our local waterways. That means pollutants such as litter, fertilizers, sediment, animal waste, and oil and grease can be picked up by runoff and washed into our creeks, and eventually the San Francisco Bay. That’s not only harmful to those critters that depend on our waterways, it also has the potential to impact public health and diminish local recreational opportunities.
The State of California has issued a Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit to municipalities and flood control districts in the Bay Area to regulate stormwater discharges. The City implements best management practices (BMPs) to control and reduce pollutant discharges into our storm drains during municipal operations such as road repairs and sidewalk maintenance.
In addition, the City does the following:
Maintenance of stream sections and stormwater detention ponds is necessary to ensure proper water flow through streams and reduce the risk of flooding. The City of Pleasanton conducted an environmental review to assess the potential impacts of implementing Pleasanton's annual maintenance activities of specific stream segments and stormwater detention ponds throughout the City of Pleasanton to improve water conveyance and quality. The public review period is currently open of the Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Pleasanton Stream Maintenance Project (Draft IS/MND). The City has posted a Notice of Availability and Notice of Intent to Adopt the Draft IS/MND at the September 15, 2020 City Council meeting. Comments should be provided by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to: Environmental Services Division, Operations Services Department, City of Pleasanton, P.O. Box 520, Pleasanton, CA 94566 by 3:30pm, August 11, 2020.
Pleasanton is part of the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program. To help assist businesses and residents in Alameda County, ACCWP has a wide variety of resources available to the public.
Contact Scott Walker at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the Clean Water Program.