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Lynne Scarpa
Stormwater Program Manager

Patrick Phelan
Stormwater Mapping

450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA  94804

510-307-8116 FAX

Report a Problem
Stormdrain Maintenance:
Veolia Water 510-412-2001
Dumping & Spill Reports:
Trash in Gutters: 510-231-3030
Pollutants Entering the Stormdrain: 911
or 1-800-NO-DUMPING
The City's stormwater program seeks to maintain a healthy aquatic environment by keeping pollutants out of the storm drain system, creeks, and the bay. The program strives to reduce trash and pesticide use, engage residents, and educate businesses on practices to reduce or eliminate pollutants in our water bodies.

Stormwater Specific Permits
Stormwater-specific permits for industrial and commercial businesses will be issued in July 2010 to additional business classifications. See the Permit FAQ.

Upcoming Events

June 12, 2014 - Planning, Design, & Construction of Low Impact Development Features & Facilities Workshop. Intended for land development professionals doing work in Contra Costa County (ie civil engineers, architects, landscape architects, geotechnical engineers, developers, contractors, etc)
June 12, 2014
12:45 - 4:45
Shadelands Art Center
111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek
No cost, Regestration REQUIRED
  • Best planning strategies and best design options for treatment and hydromodification management compliance
  • How to avoid common planning and design errors
  • How to integrate bioretention facilities into the layout of residential subdivisions and commercial developments
  • Bioretention: Is it best to use many small facilities or one or two large facilities?
  • Solutions for sites with geotechnical instability, high groundwater, and other constraints
  • When and when not to use pervious pavements
  • Anticipating future operation and maintenance requirements and costs
  • Bioretention planting plans and water use
  • Can bioretention facilities and flood control facilities be combined?
  • Treatment options for high-density “special projects”
  • Most recent (late 2013) changes to requirements—and what’s coming next
Presenter: Dan Cloak, P.E.
The Eventbrite link for more information, or to register, is:



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