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.
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L.A. County Department of Public Works
Download the Phase 2 White Paper: Tapping Into Available Capacity in Existing Infrastructure to Create Water Supply and Water Quality Solutions. Published August 2021 by Jacobs for Las Virgenes Municipal Water District.
Download the white paper Tapping into Available Capacity in Existing Infrastructure to Create Water Supply and Water Quality Solutions (Phase 1) by CH2M Hill for Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster, May 2018. Published here courtesy of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District.
2013 Stormwater Presentations