Keeping Our Waters Clean
How Smaller Communities Can Prevent Toxic Runoff
Stormwater runoff is a leading source of coastal pollution in California, damaging the environment and threatening public health. NRDC developed a three-part strategy of prevention, monitoring and enforcement that can help smaller and midsized cities deal with this toxic stormwater runoff before it pollutes local waterways and puts public health at risk. This effective and straightforward plan has already been adopted, and once fully implemented, will successfully manage runoff in coastal communities along the Monterey Peninsula in California.
Keeping Our Waters Clean: How Smaller Communities Can Prevent Toxic Runoff (pdf)
March 2007 Fact Sheet
This fact sheet briefly outlines NRDC's plan to manage stromwater runoff in the Monterey Bay region and can guide other small communities looking for solutions for cleaning up pollution in their own backyards.
A Practical Plan for
Pollution Prevention: Urban Runoff Solutions for the Monterey Region (2 MB pdf)
This 2005 paper analyzes a draft Monterey storm water management program and provides a set of standard pollution prevention programs that can and should be implemented to protect water quality on the Monterey Peninsula.
last revised 3.21.07
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