Stormwater Quality Maintenance Program


The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCP) require that cities and counties in ownership of municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) obtain a municipal storm water permit. Permit holders are required to develop a storm water management program (SWMP). The City of Roseville submitted its SWMP to the Regional Water Quality Control Board March 3, 2003 and was granted permit coverage May 2013. City staff developed the Urban Stormwater Quality Management Discharge Control Ordinance which was adopted by Council July 7, 2006. A component to the City's Stormwater Permit requires the City to develop an ongoing maintenance program to ensure that stormwater quality treatment devices installed by private developers are properly maintained and functional over time.

Summary of Ordinance Amendment

Stormwater quality treatment devices are installed as part of the overall stormwater management plan to slow, clean, infiltrate and capture urban runoff thus reducing water pollution to our receiving waters. They are generally small scale devices that are integrated into the fabric of the community and vary in design from grassy swales to underground vaults.

In keeping in compliance with Roseville’s municipal storm water permit requirements, City staff has developed a stormwater quality maintenance program for new and existing development projects. The stormwater ordinance amendment is intended to minimize City oversight and to make it easy for business owners that incorporate storm water quality treatment devices to comply with the ordinance. As part of the ordinance, a maintenance plan and a maintenance agreement will be required for each site. Thereafter, on an annual basis the reporting party will be required to provide to the City a self certification demonstrating that the device has been maintained per an established protocol.

Each owner will be issued an annual stormwater permit to operate their devices. Staff has included a provision within the ordinance to allow the Council the ability to impose an annual permit fee that will help off-set the estimated City cost to implement the program. The permit fee may be adopted by separate resolution at the future direction of the City Council.

For questions concerning the Stormwater Quality Maintenance Program, contact Darrell Robbson, Senior Construction inspector, at (916) 774-5339 or

Darrell Robbson
Senior Construction Inspector

Development Services - Engineering Land Development

Construction Management
311 Vernon Street
Roseville, Ca 95678
(916)746-1339 Fax
916)774-5220 TDD

Quick Links

Stormwater Ordinance/Amendment

Stormwater Quality Maintenance Program Brochure

Stormwater Quality Maintenace Program Frequently Asked Questions