Storm Water Management

Welcome to the City of Yuba City Storm Water Management Program. At this site you will be able to learn what you need to know about storm water management and how you can make a difference in our very own community.

Storm Water Resource Plan Development

The City has begun development of a Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP) in order to protect water quality, provide benefits to the local community, and qualify for grant funding - and we need your help! For more information about the SWRP, please visit the Storm Water Resource Plan page.

How Can I Get Involved?

  • Attend a public meeting! On October 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm, the City will hold the first of three public meetings to discuss the SWRP and provide an opportunity for community feedback on watershed priorities and potential storm water projects. For more details, click here.
  • Submit a project! Suggest a storm water project for inclusion in the SWRP by November 8, 2017. All projects will be ranked according to state guidelines and watershed needs. Submit here: SWRP Project Submittal

Storm Water Post-Construction Guidance

Storm water plan submittals are required to comply with the City's Storm Water Post-Construction Standards Plan. Applicants are required to submit a Post-Construction Project Worksheet and a Post-Construction Maintenance Statement of Responsibility at the time of plan check.

Post-Construction Standards Plan
Post-Construction Project Worksheet
Post-Construction Maintenance Statement of Responsibility

Background Information

In Yuba City, as in all developed areas, rainwater which falls during storm events runs off buildings, homes, parking lots and streets. This water, now defined as storm water, travels along gutters, into catch basins and through storm drain pipes, and ultimately into the Feather River untreated. During this process, the storm water picks up trash (fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, Styrofoam cups, etc.) and toxins (used motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides, pet waste, etc.). These pollutants are picked up by any flowing water such as rainwater, household sprinkler systems, fire hydrants, personal hoses, etc., and transported to local waterways such as the Feather River and the Sutter Bypass. To summarize, anything which is intentionally or accidentally dumped contributes to storm-water pollution.

Mandated by Congress under the Clean Water Act in 1990, the NPDES Storm Water Management Program is a comprehensive national program for addressing non-agricultural sources of stormwater pollution that adversely affect the quality of our nation's waters. The Program uses the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) to require cities to implement controls designed to prevent harmful pollutants from being washed by runoff into local water bodies. The City of Yuba City, under the NPDES Phase II permit, is actively pursuing these controls today to ensure a cleaner, safer tomorrow.