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About Project Clean Water

Project Clean Water was initiated in July 2000 to provide a broad and inclusive forum for exploring water quality issues of regional significance. Much of the focus during our first two years was on establishing a visible forum to discuss issues of shared concern, to find consensus solutions to priority problems, and to characterize baseline conditions in the region’s watersheds. This work was primarily carried out by Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) and numerous, ad hoc technical workgroups. Annual Clean Water Summits, a focal point of stakeholder participation, have provided an important opportunity to explore the issue of the day and validate and fine-tune the priorities and directions of Project Clean Water working bodies.

In response to input provided by participants, organizational changes were put into place in 2004 to streamline the overall Project Clean Water process and to focus more closely on the issues of greatest interest to stakeholders. Through discussion that occurred at the Watershed Protection TAC, the County of San Diego, the San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego Water Department agreed to form a Regional Water Management Group (RWMG) which was needed to fund and develop an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan for the San Diego Region. The Watershed Protection TAC became the first stakeholder group supporting the development of this Plan.

Today, Project Clean Water serves as a resource both to government agencies and to the general public. In 2013, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) issued an updated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm and Sewer System (MS4) Permit Order No. R9-2013-0001 (as amended by Order Nos. R9-2015-0001 and R9-2015-0100), which requires those agencies operating under the permit to create and maintain a Regional Clearinghouse that provides the public with information regarding area water quality and efforts to protect it. This information was made accessible via Project Clean Water, which allows for additional cooperation and coordination between Copermittees to supplement and enhance water quality outcomes.

News

Everyday Stormwater Superheroes: Elisa, Stormwater Environmental Specialist

There are many amazing people in San Diego County who are making a positive difference in their communities and working hard to help reduce stormwater pollution. In recognition of their incredible work, Project Clean Water is celebrating and highlighting these special individuals. Meet our very first Everyday Stormwater Superhero! Elisa is a Stormwater Environmental Specialist …

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Why Mulch is a Must

Using mulch in your garden has several important benefits that will help the environment and make your life easier. If you haven’t already made the choice to use mulch, this list of reasons will convince you. Mulch helps to reduce stormwater pollution. Mulch reduces runoff by absorbing water. This not only helps your plants and …

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Nominate an Everyday Stormwater Superhero in Your Community!

There are many amazing people in San Diego County who are making a positive difference in their communities and work hard to help reduce stormwater pollution – and we want to celebrate them. In recognition of their incredible work, Project Clean Water is highlighting these special individuals and sharing their stories – but we can’t …

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Program Planning Subcommittee Meeting – 01.13.2022 1:30 pm
Program Planning Subcommittee Meeting – 01.13.2022 @ Virtual
Jan 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Meeting agenda can be found here: https://projectcleanwater.org/download/program-planning-subcommittee-meeting-01-13-2022-regular-meeting/
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San Diego Bay and Tijuana River Watersheds Monthly Meeting 10:00 am
San Diego Bay and Tijuana River Watersheds Monthly Meeting
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meeting is via conference call/screen share only.  Call in information is included in the meeting agenda linked below. Meeting Agenda
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Project Clean Water Workgroup Meeting 1:00 pm
Project Clean Water Workgroup Meeting
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Project Clean Water Workgroup Meeting
The Regional Project Clean Water Workgroup is comprised of various Copermittee representatives developing and overseeing education and outreach efforts. The focus of this Workgroup is on increasing knowledge and awareness about water quality and stormwater, improving community perceptions on how to prevent stormwater pollution, and providing a foundation for behavior change. Agenda and meeting materials …

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San Dieguito and Los Peñasquitos WMA Water Quality Improvement Plan Workgroup 10:00 am
San Dieguito and Los Peñasquitos WMA Water Quality Improvement Plan Workgroup @ MS Teams
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meeting agenda can be found here: https://projectcleanwater.org/download/san-dieguito-and-los-penasquitos-wma-wqip-workgroup-01-20-2022-regular-meeting/
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