Stormwater Management

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

Stormwater Resource Plan is now available: Stormwater Resource Plan 

The City has developed the Stormwater Resource Plan (SWRP) in order to protect water quality, provide benefits to the local community, and qualify for grant funding .  For more information about the SWRP, please visit the Stormwater Resource Plan page.

Stormwater Post-Construction Guidance

Stormwater plan submittals are required to comply with the City's Stormwater 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
Appendix 6 Volumetric Sizing Tool
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 stormwater, travels along gutters, into catch basins and through storm drain pipes, and ultimately into the Feather River untreated. During this process, the stormwater 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 stormwater pollution.

Mandated by Congress under the Clean Water Act in 1990, the NPDES Stormwater 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.

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