As the reliability of Southern California’s primary water resources – the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the Colorado River – become more uncertain, the need to enhance local water supplies by capturing stormwater is paramount. But in Southern California, stormwater is a valuable water resource that has gone largely untapped...until now. SCWC is the only organization that provides regional perspective and coordination on stormwater policy issues. Most recently, SCWC developed a regional consensus-based strategy and recommendation for utilizing stormwater as a new local water supply, while reducing urban runoff water pollution within the coastal plains of Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, as well as the Santa Ana River watershed portion of San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
On April 25, 2018 SCWC released a first of its kind whitepaper assessing the cost and performance of current stormwater capture projects across the Southern California region - and what the results could mean for future projects.
Stay tuned for information on upcoming events.