Storm Water Permits

With the passage of the Federal Clean Water Act in 1972, the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit system was developed to control “non-point source” pollution, and in 1987 EPA expanded the scope of the NPDES permit system to include storm water. HTO REVIEWED EVERY STORMWATER PERMIT (SWMP) for Santa Barbara County – all the cities from Santa Maria to Lompoc to the Santa Barbara Airport, to ensure that the language in the permit would be tough enough to make a difference…..