The Regional Water Quality Control Board updates stormwater permits (aka MS4 permits) every 5 years. Not only are they considering adopting a new MS4 permit at their April 10th meeting, but this new permit represents a paradigm shift in stormwater management. Instead of individual permits for each city, the new permit takes on a watershed-based approach and will implement one consistent permit for the entire region. This is a huge step in the right direction toward truly addressing stormwater problems and improving our local water quality! We just celebrated the 40 year anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and we still cannot surf or swim for 72 hours after it rains; its about time we started getting stormwater management right!
Join the Surfrider Foundation and other local environmental organizations at this landmark hearing April 10th from 4-6pm at 9174 Sky Park Court, Suite 100, to give public comment and show support.
We need to have a large presence at this hearing to show the Regional Board how much clean water means to us, and to counteract efforts by the cities and developers to weaken the draft permit. This is your chance to stand up for clean water!