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  • 07/21/2016 9:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As of July 21, 2016 (These are not the NEW LIST FROM THE STATE WATERBOARD)

    *** Trash Capturing Devices Info ***

    (1) Approved List of Trash Capturing Device (Download)

    (2) Some more info at

    If you have any questions, please contact the administrator via

  • 03/21/2016 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SJVSWQP group is to have a MWELO related PowerPoint Presentation on Wed, March 23rd, 2016. 

    Download: A PowerPoint File for the MWELO Presentation

  • 03/21/2016 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Download: 2016 CASQA Trash Policy Amendment Documents

    Webcast: CASQA (California Stormwater Quality Association) – “TRASH POLICY AMENDMENT”

    Hosting City: City of Patterson

    Time: March 10th, 2016, 9AM – 3PM

    Location: City Hall, Council Chambers, 1 Plaza, Patterson, CA  95363


    Background:     On April 7, 2015, the State Water Board adopted an Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California (Ocean Plan) to Control Trash and Part 1 Trash Provision of the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries (ISWEBE Plan). Together, they are collectively referred to as 'the Trash Amendments'. The project objective for the Trash Amendments is to provide statewide consistency for the Water Boards' regulatory approach to protect aquatic life and public health beneficial uses, and reduce environmental issues associated with trash in state waters, while focusing limited resources on high trash generating areas. 


    Purpose/Goal(s): To obtain information regarding this new amendment that is being adopted by the State for all MS4 Phase IIs.  The State will be sending letters to all Phase IIs within the next month or so requiring Cities to respond within 90 days on how they will comply with the new requirements of 100% trash capture policy.  There is two tracts (Tract 1 & Tract 2) that Phase IIs can select from.  One of the tracts will require implementation / retrofit of existing infrastructure to ensure that no trash enters the storm system/waterways.  This will cost money on installing trash capturing devices as well as high on-going maintenance costs.  If Cities go with this Tract, they will be given up to 10 years to implement.  The second option is to implement enhanced BMPs (such as additional street sweeping in target areas), but Cities will probably be required to produce some type of plan/effectiveness study to prove that this will work.  So in order for Phase IIs to make the decision that is best for their Cities, it is important to become familiar with this policy.


    In the meantime, Cities need to start looking at their overall Land Use priority areas and start working on desktop cost estimates for both options.


  • 01/04/2016 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jan 27, 2016: City of Newman

    Feb 24, 2016: City of Lodi

    Mar 23, 2016: City of Escalon

    Apr 27, 2016: San Joaquin County

    May 19, 2016: San Joaquin County Ag Center

    May 25, 2016: City of Turlock

    June 22, 2016: City of Tracy

    Jul 27, 2016: Stanislaus County

    Aug 24, 2016: City of Lathrop

    Sep 28, 2016: City of Ceres (CASQA Conference Month)

    Oct 26, 2016: City of Manteca

    Nov 16, 2016: City of Patterson (Thanksgiving Month)

    Dec 15, 2016 (Thu): Port of Stockton - Strategic Meeting (10am - noon)

  • 10/28/2015 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)        

    2015 Sacramento Regional LID Conference
    Wed, Nov 4, 2015

    Registration is now open for the fifth regional Low Impact Development (LID) Conference Hosted by the American Basin Council of Watersheds, California State University, Sacramento, and the City of Sacramento.

    Sponsors and presenters please do not use the Eventbrite registration. You'll have a special front desk check in at the conference.

    Eventbrite - 2015 Sacramento Regional LID Conference

  • 09/21/2015 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Storm Water Awareness Week is offering free, one-hour workshops all over the state of California!

    September 21 (Mon) ~ September 25 (Fri)

    More info such as class, training, location, schedules, etc. can be found at

    The workshops are high-quality storm water education that is designed to assist storm water professionals in earning continuing education credits.

  • 09/15/2015 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    California Coastal Cleanup Day

    Saturday, September 19, 2015

    9AM to Noon

    For more info:


    (800) COAST-4U

  • 09/08/2015 7:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Draft Prop 1 Storm Water Grant Program and Draft Storm Water Resource Guidelines have been made available. This may be a wonderful opportunity for "Regional" coordination and application. Coordinated efforts may produce a higher competitive edge for those who join together to apply.

    As a reminder - in order to be eligible for these grants, any municipality who is applying must have a Storm Water Resource Plan. There will be a series of workshops available the end of September and First week in October.

    Proposition 1 SWGP Guidelines and Storm Water Resource Plan Guidelines Development Schedule

    • Draft SWGP and Plan Guidelines Released Friday, August 28, 2015
    • Public Comments Due - Noon (12:00 pm) on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    • Public Workshops for Draft SWGP and Plan Guidelines Scheduled: 

      • Tuesday, September 29th - Region 5, Fresno Branch Office
        9:00am - 12:00pm 
        Kings Conference Room 1685 E Street, Suite 200 
        Fresno, CA 93706

      • Wednesday, September 30th - Orange County Water District
        9:00am - 12:00pm
        Board Room 
        18700 Ward Street
        Fountain Valley, CA 92708

      • Thursday, October 1st - Region 2 Office
        9:00am - 12:00pm
        Room 1 
        1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
        Oakland, CA 94612

    For more information visit -

  • 08/28/2015 1:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Stanislaus County Public Works has an job opening for Assistant Engineer - SWPPP in the Engineering Services Division.  This is a full-time position subject to overtime, standby, and callback assignments.   


    To view the complete job description and to apply, please visit


    If you have any questions please call me at (209) 525-4167


    Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete County application. 

    Stanislaus County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    M. Angelica Arellano
    Confidential Assistant III
    Public Works
    (209) 525-4167

  • 08/28/2015 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi All,

    Thanks to grant funds from Waste Management, PG&E, and the Lower Mokelumne Partnership, (US Fish and Wildlife, CA Dept. Of Fish and Wildlife, and EBMUD), the City of Lodi  has secured funding for three Marine Science study field trips for this year’s City of Lodi Storm Drain Detectives and friends.  More info, curriculum, etc. for  the Marine Science Program:   

    Teachers who have chosen their trip are noted.   Other interested adult stakeholders/partners/educators/chaperones are welcome to join us.  RSVP if interested. 

    Teachers- Sill waiting to hear from a few of you. Feel free to fill the half full busses.

    Itineraries for three (3) round trips are as follows:

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015- 7:15am-7:30pm: SF BAY- Lodi- San Francisco-Lodi

    Tokay High- Sandi Starr- 35-40 students- (10-15 seats available)

                    Leaving from Lodi High School, 3 S. Pacific Ave., Lodi, at 7:3015 AM

                    to  San Francisco Pier 39 (Aquarium of the Bay),  (

                    to Pier 40 Harbor, SF, and return.   


    Monday, February 15, 2016-  7:3015am- 7:00pm- DELTA- Lodi-Locke- Antioch-Lodi-  

    OPEN- 50 seats available.

                    Leaving from Lodi High by 7:3015 AM, 3 S. Pacific Ave., Lodi

                    Isenberg Sandhill Reserve- Woodbridge Road, Woodbridge (

                    Delta Cross Channel

                    Locke- 13920 Main St, Walnut Grove, CA 95690

                    Oakley- Big Break East Bay Park-


                    Antioch Marina-  One Marina Plaza, Antioch, CA 94509 and return.

    Friday, April 1, 2016- 7:15am- 7:30pm- SF BAY- San Francisco- Redwood City-  

    Lodi High- Ms. Turner- Honors Biology- 35 students- (10-15 seats available)

                    Leaving from Lodi High by 7:30am AM, 3 S. Pacific Ave., Lodi,

                    Aquarium of the Bay- Pier 39, SF- (

                    Marine Science Institute- 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94063-4715 ( and return.


    Kathy Grant

    Kathy Grant

    City of Lodi- Public Works

    Watershed Program Coordinator


    Ext. 2317

    Cell- 209.327.2063

    John Wesley Powell, scientist geographer, put it best when he said that a watershed is:

    “that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably

    linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community.”

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