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B2: Interagency Urban Runoff Program

This project supports the district’s continued participation in Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program (SCVURPPP) and South County programs that help the district reduce storm water pollution and meet regulatory requirements to reduce contaminants in surface water.

The district also participates in the regulatory development process related to storm water by providing review, analysis and commentary on various basin plan amendments, TMDLs and water bodies listed as impaired or threatened under the federal Clean Water Act. Project B2 also allows the District to maintain regional public education and outreach activities to help prevent urban runoff pollution at the source.


  • Uses partnerships with municipalities and local agencies to reduce contaminants and improve surface water quality in our streams, reservoirs, lakes and wetlands
  • Maintains district compliance with RWQCB and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits
  • Allows continued participation in SCVURPPP and South County urban runoff programs
  • Promotes stormwater pollution prevention through public outreach

Project Status

(As of April 2017

  • The project is on schedule and within budget
  • Cleaned and removed trash booms prior to winter storms.
  • Maintained North County partnerships via the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program (SCVURPPP)
  • Co-leading Bay Area wide Trash committee and participating in developing a receiving water trash monitoring program.
  • Maintained South County partnerships via participation in the South County Stormwater Coordination Committee
  • Pollution Prevention Activity #1: Completed South County Pajaro River Watershed Pathogen and Microbial Source Tracking Study and leveraging prior study to assist in further monitoring of pathogen sources.
  • Pollution Prevention Activity #2: Performed data analysis for South County nutrient impairment and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Pajaro River watershed

 Key Performance Indicators

  1. Install at least 2 and operate 4 trash capture devices at stormwater outfalls in Santa Clara County (complete)
  2. Maintain partnerships with cities and County to address surface water quality improvements (current)
  3. Support 5 pollution prevention activities to improve surface water quality in Santa Clara County either independently or collaboratively with south county organizations (in progress)



Prioity B-200

Project Information

Project Start FY 2014
Project Finish FY 2028
Safe, Clean Water
Program Funding
 $11.6 M**

(2015 Dollars)

**More financial information: 5-Year Implementation Plan, pages: 19-27

Status Implementation
Location Countywide

For more information:

Jennifer Castillo (408) 630-3196

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Trash Hot Spot profiling at W. San Fernando

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First flush equipment deployment


Trash boom on Lower Silver Creek