Storm Water Management
The State of California Water Board staff began working with Phase II stakeholders on an updated permit in 2011 and on February 5, 2013 the second Phase II Small MS4 General Permit was adopted and became effective on July 1, 2013. This is the current permit and Stormwater Management Plan that the City is working on. It contains the processes that will be used to meet the mandatory requirements under the updated order. For more information, please see the State Water Board’s website for Phase II MS4s.
What is the City of Tracy doing to comply with Stormwater Standards?
Multi-Agency Post Construction/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 storm water requirements, will become part of every regulated community's development process.
The Cities of Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Patterson, Tracy and San Joaquin County (Partners) collaborated to develop a Multi-Agency Post-Construction Standards Manual to meet the MS4 permit requirement. This multi-agency manual provides consistent guidance for developers and builders working in the region as well as agency staff. Stakeholders from the development community were involved in the development of this Manual from beginning to end. During the process of developing this manual, the Partners held multiple stakeholder meetings. The stakeholder process provided opportunities for interested stakeholders to learn about the regulatory requirements and provide input and comments on the manual. The Manual was completed and adopted by the City of Tracy in August 2015.
For more information please see the link on the right hand side of the page