The City of Napa’s General Plan, Envision Napa 2020 , establishes a goal of a restored, healthy, living Napa River, which is the vibrant central defining feature of the Downtown and the City of Napa.
The City of Napa is required by the Federal Clean Water Act to obtain a permit to discharge stormwater. This General Permit (Order No. 2013-001 DWQ effective July 1, 2013) requires the City of Napa to:
Develop and implement a Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) that describes Best Management Practices (BMP’s), measurable goals, timetables for implementation, and to implement the current Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit requirements.
To more effectively reduce stormwater pollution in the Napa River watershed the City of Napa joined with the City of American Canyon, Town of Yountville, City of St Helena, Town of Calistoga and County of Napa to establish a county-wide stormwater pollution prevention program.
The Napa Countywide Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (NCSPPP) is a joint effort of Napa’s cities, towns and unincorporated areas to:
- Prevent stormwater pollution
- Protect and enhance water quality in creeks and wetlands
- Preserve beneficial uses of local waterways
- Comply with State and Federal regulations
Though the County and each of the five cities and towns carry out their own individual stormwater pollution prevention programs, NCSPPP provides for the coordination and consistency of approaches between the individual participants and documents their efforts in annual reports.
NCSPPP is funded by the member agencies and is administered by the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.
REPORTING ILLICIT DISCHARGES
Illicit discharges are any discharges into a storm drain system that are not composed entirely of stormwater, prohibited by local ordinances, state or federal laws. Illicit discharges may range from excess irrigation runoff to major spills of hazardous materials. Suspected illicit discharges may be reported to the City by the public, other agencies, or the City’s own staff by calling the Stormwater Hotline at 707-257-9600. Discharges may also be reported using the City’s online Service Request Center. In the event a suspected illicit discharge is not known or suspected to be hazardous, please call 911.
All individuals undertaking public or private construction or ground disturbing activities must take steps to prevent discharge of pollutants resulting from these activities. To find out what level of Best Management Practice (BMP) implementation is required for a project, applicants may refer to the Stormwater Quality Submittal Requirements Checklist for applicability. Projects that disturb less than one acre (<1 acre) of soil may refer to the Erosion and Sediment Plan Guidance document adopted January 1, 2015. Projects that disturb more than one acre (>1 acre) of soil are subject to the State's Construction General Permit (CGP). These projects must apply for and comply will all requirements of the CGP.
Developers shall incorporate post development measures (BMP’s) into the projects design to mitigate impacts to water quality. The New Post Construction Water Quality Management Manual, “BASMAA Post-Construction Manual” dated July 14, 2014, was prepared by the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Associated (BASMAA) Phase II committee. This manual is designed to ensure compliance with the requirements, facilitate review of applications, and promote integrated Low Impact Development (LID) design.
- Stormwater Quality Ordinance 8.36.00
- Stormwater Requirements Submittal Checklist
- Construction General Permit (CGP) - PDF
- Erosion and Sediment Control Guidance - PDF
- Erosion and Sediment Control Template - WORD
- ESCP General Notes - WORD
- ESCP Implementation Schedule - PDF
- ESCP Implementation Schedule - WORD
- ESCP Template - AutoCAD Drawing
- BASMAA Post Construction Manual - PDF
- BASMAA Stormwater Control Plan Template-Small Projects - PDF
- BASMAA Stormwater Control Plan Template - Small Projects - WORD
- BASMAA Stormwater Control Plan Example - Small Projects - PDF
- BASMAA O&M Plan Example-Small Projects - PDF
- BASMAA Stormwater Control Plan Template-Regulated Projects - PDF
- BASMAA Stormwater Control Plan Template-Regulated Projects - WORD
- BASMAA Stormwater Control Plan Example-Regulated Projects - PDF
- BASMAA O&M Plan Example-Regulated Projects - PDF
- BASMAA Stormwater Control Plan Example-Residential Subdivision Projects - PDF
- BASMAA O&M Plan Example-Residential Subdivision Projects - PDF
- BASMAA E.12 Bio retention Sizing Calculator - (Calc Instructions) - EXCEL
- BASMAA Bioretention Soil Media Specifications - PDF & WORD
- Final Stormwater Sign Off Checklist - PDF
- Stormwater Quality Post-Construction Standards - AutoCAD Drawings
- Stormwater Quality Post-Construction Standards - PDF
- No Dumping Drains to River - AutoCAD Drawing
- No Dumping Drains to River - PDF
- Napa County Resource Conservation District (RCD)
- Napa Countrywide Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (NCSPPP)
- C2 Alternative Services
- Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition
- California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA)
- Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association (BASMAA)
- Friends of the Napa River