The NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) is a program mandated by the Clean Water Act of 1990, which prohibits the discharge of pollutants to waters of the United States. Stormdrains dump untreated stormwater runoff directly into streams, rivers, and detention basins, and eventually discharge to the ocean. This means oils, grass, weeds, paint, pesticides, and other materials washed into the street eventually find their way into our drinking water.
Montclair oversees a program that includes both public education and enforcement of regulations to ensure that our potable and recreational waters are safe for us and future generations.
The NPDES program includes review of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) and Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs), and the City's Local Implementation Plan (LIP). Questions or comments regarding any of these programs may be directed to the Public Works Department, Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at (909) 625-9447.
For additional information, visit the San Bernardino County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program webpage.