Many communities, including Moreno Valley, face the prospect of needing to address the impacts of stormwater runoff as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
Most residents and developers are unaware of the stormwater pollution (polluted runoff) problem, and the threat it poses to local rivers, lakes and streams. In fact, many people don't realize that storm drains connect to local waterways. Whatever ends-up in the storm drains flows directly - without treatment - to our rivers, lakes and streams. It is also illegal to dump into our waterways (M.C. 9.10.080). To combat this problem and comply with NPDES, Riverside County has developed a Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP).
To combat this problem and comply with NPDES, Riverside County has developed a Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP).
To determine if your "Significant Redevelopment" or "New Development" project falls under the WQMP requirements, refer to Question #2 in the WQMP Questions and Answers Fact Sheet.
- WQMP Questions and Answers Fact Sheet 11/07
This Fact Sheet provides answers to common questions about the WQMP.
- WQMP Document
This is the actual text of the WQMP.
- WQMP Checklist 10/07 (for Plan Reviewers) 10/07
This is a checklist to help ensure that your project complies with the WQMP.
- "Project-Specific WQMP Submittal Requirements Checklist (for WQMP Preparers)" 10-07
Provides a format for reviews of Preliminary and Final Project-specific Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs).
- WQMP Exhibit A - Project-Specific WQMP Template (210K Microsoft Word Document)
This is a template to be filled out and submitted as part of your project documentation.
Note: Right click on the link, then select the "save target" option to save the Word file to your local system.
- Volume Based BMP Design Handbook POA/HOA Maintained System 02/08
This handbook gives a simple procedure for determining the design volume of a BMP based on the location of the project.
Public Outreach Program
Abatement Pollution Business Inspection Program
To comply with the 2002 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), the City of Moreno Valley must perform stormwater and non-stormwater inspections of local businesses.
For more detailed information and answers to common questions, see the Pollution Abatement brochure: