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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) comply with the Statewide General Storm Water Permit (SWP). The permit outlines the compliance requirements for local jurisdictions and the timing for the completion of certain mandates during each year of the 5-year permit term.   This term became effective on July 1, 2013.
A component to the City's Storm water Permit requires the City to develop an ongoing maintenance program to ensure that storm water quality treatment devices installed by private developers are properly maintained and functional over time.

Summary of Storm Water Maintenance Program

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 maintenance program 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 City's storm water ordinance.   For all new projects, a maintenance plan and a maintenance agreement is 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 manufacturers recommendation or design engineer direction.

Each owner will be issued an annual stormwater permit to operate their storm water management device(s).  The ordinance includes a provision 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, though no permit fee is levied by the City at this time.  A future permit fee may be adopted by separate resolution at the further 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

Stormwater Quality Maintenance Program Brochure

Stormwater Quality Maintenance Program Frequently Asked Questions


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