ONE WATER AND STORM WATER RESOURCES

The Water District is working with the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program (SCVURPPP) to develop a Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP) for the Santa Clara Basin within Santa Clara County. The development of the SWRP is being funded by a Prop 1 grant from the State Water Resources Control Board.

The SWRP will identify and prioritize multi-benefit green infrastructure projects throughout the Santa Clara Basin. These projects are intended to capture storm water runoff, improve water quality, reduce localized flooding, and increase water supplies for beneficial uses and the environment.

The SWRP will be coordinated with the Water District’s current efforts to complete the One Water Plan. The SWRP helps achieve the One Water goal of “Valued and Respected Rain” – to manage rainwater to improve flood protection, water supply, and ecosystem health. The multi-benefit projects will also help meet other One Water objectives related to water quality protection, sustainable groundwater, and climate change adaptation. For additional information on the SWRP, its goals, and timeline for development, see the fact sheet here: Storm Water Resource Plan Fact Sheet 2017.

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