Storm Water

Post-Construction Requirements

In July, 2013, the Central Coast Water Board adopted Order R3-2013-0032, with new, more stringent Post-Construction Requirements (PDF) (PCRs). Projects that receive their first discretionary approval for design elements after March 6, 2014 - or, if no discretionary approval is required, receive their first ministerial permit after that date - are subject to the PCRs, if they create or replace 2,500 square feet or more of impervious area.

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Protect Creeks from Pollution

When water from rain and irrigation runs of hard surfaces such as rooftops, paved streets, highways, and parking lots, it can pick up pollution such as: oil, fertilizers, pesticides, soil, trash, and animal waste.

From here, the water might flow directly into a local stream, bay, or lake. Or, it may go into a storm drain and continue through storm pipes until it is released untreated into a local waterway. The effects of these pollutants can be deadly to fish and wildlife. Help protect our creeks and beaches.

Additional Information

  • If you would like to request placards from the City to label storm drains, contact 831-438-5854.
  • You can report large spills to the police 24 hours a day at 831-440-5670.