Structural BMPs are facilities and structures that help to prevent pollutants (e.g., trash, oil and grease, heavy metals, fertilizers, pesticides, sediments, etc.) from leaving your property and entering our storm drains and impacting our waterways. They require routine inspections and maintenance to ensure they are operating effectively.
County regulations require that responsible parties take specific actions to prevent water pollution. Under the Watershed Protection, Stormwater Management, and Discharge Control Ordinance (WPO; Section 67.801 et seq. of the San Diego County Code of Regulatory Ordinances), property owners, operators or Home Owners’ Associations must ensure the continued operation and maintenance of stormwater structural BMPs located on their properties.
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