In July, 2013, the Central Coast Water Board adopted Order R3-2013-0032, with new, more stringent Post-Construction Requirements (PDF) (PCRs). Projects that receive their first discretionary approval for design elements after March 6, 2014 - or, if no discretionary approval is required, receive their first ministerial permit after that date - are subject to the PCRs, if they create or replace 2,500 square feet or more of impervious area.
Protect Creeks from Pollution
When water from rain and irrigation runs of hard surfaces such as rooftops, paved streets, highways, and parking lots, it can pick up pollution such as: oil, fertilizers, pesticides, soil, trash, and animal waste.
From here, the water might flow directly into a local stream, bay, or lake. Or, it may go into a storm drain and continue through storm pipes until it is released untreated into a local waterway. The effects of these pollutants can be deadly to fish and wildlife. Help protect our creeks and beaches.
If you would like to request placards from the City to label storm drains, contact 831-438-5854.
You can report large spills to the police 24 hours a day at 831-440-5670.