The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit (MS4 Permit) to the Riverside County Flood Control & Water Conservation District and County of Riverside (as Principal Permittees) and co-permittees ( Order No. R7-2013-0011).

MEMBER AGENCIES: Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and County of Riverside are the Principal Permittees of the Whitewater MS4 Permit. The following Municipalities are Co-permittees:

    County of Riverside
    City of Desert Hot Springs City of Indian Wells City of Indio City of La Quinta
    City of Palm Desert City of Palm Springs City of Rancho Mirage Coachella Valley Water District

Compliance Documents:
Annual Reports SWMP WQMP ROWD Maps TMDL Other

Benefit Assessment:
Benefit Assessments are apportioned on the basis of proportionate stormwater runoff generated by each parcel. This method of assessment is consistent with State law and the District Act. The amount of benefit is computed based on parcel size (acreage) and use classification. The fee is referenced on property tax bills as “FLDCNTL Stormwater/ clean water”.

For Questions Regarding the Stormwater Benefit Assessment Fees, please contact the District’s consultant, Webb and Associates at (800) 439-6553.

Engineer's Report:   Fiscal Year 13/14 - Whitewater Watershed
  Fiscal Year 14/15 - Whitewater Watershed
  Fiscal Year 15/16 - Whitewater Watershed
  Fiscal Year 16/17 - Whitewater Watershed
  Fiscal Year 17/18 - Whitewater Watershed

Applications / Forms:
Project Specific WQMP Template (Word) - Riverside County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
Third Party non-storm water Discharge Application - Riverside County Flood Control & Water Conservation District

Landscaping, Pest Management and other Informationals

Natural Resource Conservation Service: Integrated Pest Management
Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District: Wild About Natives: Why Garden with Native Plants
Living On The Edge (Reducing Impacts)

University of CA- Cooperative Extension- Agriculture and Natural Resources:
Pesticide Choice: BMP for Protecting Surface Water Quality
Protecting Surface Water from Sediment-Associated Pesticides
Native and Naturalized Plants
Establishing Integrated Pest Management Policies and Programs:
      A Guide for Public Agencies

Coachella Valley Water District: Lush & Efficient: Landscaping in the Coachella Valley

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture- Natural Resources Conservation Service:
Nutrient Management

Additional Web Resources:
Public Education Program Web Site
California Storm Water Quality Association (CASQA) BMP Handouts
Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for San Jacinto and Middle Santa Ana Rivers
Colorado River Region 7 Water Board
Colorado River Basin – Basin Planning
NPDES Training Web Page