The City of Santa Maria proactively pursues the protection of its valuable watershed and water resources used for drinking, fishing, swimming, and wildlife habitat.
The City of Santa Maria is committed to the implementation of the following clean water goals:
- Educate the community through television, radio, printed material, and special events about ways they can help protect local water resources.
- Coordinate and promote public participation within the community that emphasizes storm water pollution prevention concepts.
- Manage and enforce an Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program in conjunction with the existing Pretreatment and Sewer System Management Programs.
- Implement a program to oversee construction activities within City limits to control erosion and sedimentation and the discharge of construction wastes.
- Reform its new and redevelopment project planning and development process to minimize long-term post-construction impacts to water resources. Promote practices that use or mimic natural processes to infiltrate, evaporate, and/or harvest and reuse rain water near where it falls to earth.
- Enhance operations and maintenance techniques utilized by the City during regular municipal activities, and broaden storm water pollution prevention training.
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