- Section 2 Land Use Planning
- Section 3 Construction
- Section 4 Municipal
- Section 5 Industrial-Commercial
- Section 6 Residential
- Section 7 IC-ID
- Section 8 Education
- Section 9 Public Participation
- Sectional table of contents
- Stormwater Facilities Maintenance Agreement
- SWQMP Template
- SWQMP Template Word Document
- UPDATED FORM_I-1_Intake_Checklist_FOR_ALL_PROJECT_APPLICATIONS_2015-08-31
- UPDATED FORM_I-2_Project_Type_Determination_Checklist_2015-08-31
- UPDATED PDP_SWQMP_Outline_Notes_for_Copermittees_2015-08-31
- UPDATED PDP_SWQMP_TEMPLATE_2015-08-31
- UPDATED STANDARD_PROJECT_SWQMP_TEMPLATE_2015-08-31
- UPDATED Worksheet_for_PDP_SWQMP_Attachment_1b_2015-08-31
What can I do to help out in the Lemon Grove community?
The easiest way to contribute is by taking care of your own property and by picking up three pieces of trash a day as you are out and about in the community regardless of where you are. A friendly demeanor and being neighborly will encourage others to do the same. The City and local non-profits are always looking for volunteers and we’d love to hear your ideas for improving our community as well.
What should I do to do add value to my home?Studies show, that based on cost, wood decks and patio covers, a fresh coat of paint, reducing clutter, and renovated landscape are the easiest and cheapest ways to add to the property value to your home and business.
Will I need to do a public street dedication or public street improvements as a part my building or planning permit application?Possibly, in accordance with Chapter 12.10, Building Permits valued over $15,000 may require public street dedication towards the ultimate right-of-way width in accordance with the General Plan Roadway Circulation Plan Figure M-1. Residential Collectors require a 56 foot public right-of-way width. Building Permits valued over $25,000 may require full street improvements along the street frontage. Additionally, as a part of any subdivision, planned development, or minor or conditional use permit, public street dedication and improvements may be required.
By appointment only
Stormwater is part of a statewide effort to protect our creeks, lagoons, ocean, and other natural water bodies from pollution, minimization of polluted urban runoff, and the reduction of paved areas to allow natural drainage of urban runoff into the City's storm drain system.
What is Storm Water Pollution?
When it rains, water flows over parking lots, streets, yards and other surfaces collecting everything from cigarette butts to motor oil and washes them into the storm drain system. Storm drains are designed to reduce potential flooding of streets and properties when it rains but are not connected to treatment systems. Therefore, everything that is washed down a storm drain eventually ends up in lakes, rivers, creeks and, ultimately, on the beach and in the ocean.
The Pollution Solution:
To reduce storm water pollution, city staff, developers, contractors, businesses and residents are required to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs). BMPs are practices or devices used to reduce or eliminate pollutants from entering the storm water system. A BMP can be as simple as picking up after your pet, using minimal fertilizers and least toxic pest controls, or eliminating over-irrigation of your landscaping.
Helix Water District customers may be eligible for rebates on select landscape improvements and water efficient devices. Helix Water District staff will also complete free water efficiency evaluations at residential homes upon request. Visit http://hwd.com/rebates for details on current rebates and program requirements.
|2015 Jurisdictional Runoff Management Program|
|2016-17 Rainy Season Notification for Construction Sites|
Only Rain Down The Drain
The mission of the Lemon Grove Stormwater Division is to effectively and efficiently implement elements of the San Diego Region NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Permit. Please report illegal dumping (paint, chemicals, etc.) into the City's stormdrain system.
- Stormdrain Hotline: 619-825-3827
The Problem: What is Stormwater Pollution?
Stormwater pollution is urban runoff water that has picked up pollutants as it flows through the storm drain system, a network of channels, gutters, and pipes that collect runoff from city streets, neighborhoods, farms, construction sites, and parking lots, and empties directly into local waterways.
Unlike sewage, which goes to treatment plants, urban runoff flows untreated through the storm drain system. Anything thrown, swept, or poured into the street, gutter, or a catch basin (the curbside openings that lead into the storm drain system) flows directly into our channels, creeks, bays, and ocean. This includes pollutants like trash, pet waste, cigarette butts, motor oil, anti-freeze, runoff from pesticides and fertilizers, paint from brushes and containers rinsed in the gutter, and toxic household chemicals.
In recent years, sources of water pollution like industrial waters from factories have been greatly reduced. Unfortunately, the majority of water pollution now occurs from things like cars leaking oil, fertilizers from lawns and gardens, failing septic tanks, pet waste, and residential car washing flowing into the storm drains and ultimately into the ocean and waterways.
All of these sources add up to a pollution problem. But each of us can do our part to help clean up our water and that adds up to a pollution solution!
The Answer: Preventing Stormwater Pollution
Everyone in Lemon Grove can help prevent stormwater pollution since it is often caused by everyday behavior that you may not realize contributes to the problem. Simple behavior changes are all it takes to prevent stormwater pollution, if we all do our part. Find out how.
- Avoid over-watering, which washes fertilizers and pesticides from lawns and gardens into the gutter and storm drains.
- Be sure to clean up after your pets.
- Sweep up yard waste and debris and dump it into a green waste can instead of using a hose to wash off sidewalks, parking areas, and garages.
- Use non-toxic products for household cleaning.
- When washing your car at home, use soap sparingly and pour your bucket of soapy water down the sink when you're done, not in the street.
What We Do Every Day
The Stormwater Division develops plans, implements work programs, manages studies, provides support to resident committees, leads and participates on multi-agency teams, and creates informational materials on water issues in the county.
The JURMP Annual Report for the City of Lemon Grove is available in the Document Center (a total of 14 files). The attachments are available upon request at City Hall.
For More Information
For additional information on stormwater, how you can help, and the pollution-prevention efforts of the San Diego County Region, check out these websites: