Multi-Agency Low Impact Design Standards
The State of California requires small communities to implement development standards to protect water quality under the "General Permit for Waste Discharge Requirements for Storm Water Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Order No. 2013-0001-DWQ" (MS4 Permit). These requirements are an extension of similar requirements imposed on larger communities (e.g., the Cities of Stockton, Modesto, and parts of the County of San Joaquin.) The development standards, also known as post-construction stormwater requirements, will become part of every regulated community's development process. The Project Partners are currently receiving comments on the Revised Draft Manual, which is now available for review at:
The Cities of Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Patterson, and Tracy and San Joaquin County (Partners) are collaborating to develop a Multi-Agency Post-Construction Standards Manual to meet the MS4 permit requirement. A typical multi-agency manual will provide consistent guidance for developers and builders working in the region as well as agency staff. During the process of developing this manual, the Partners will hold multiple stakeholder meetings. The stakeholder process will provide opportunities for interested stakeholders to learn about the regulatory requirements and provide input and comments on the manual.
The Project Partners are currently receiving comments on the Revised Draft Manual, which is now available for review at: