Below is the Stormwater Program Effectiveness Assessment (PEA) for the County of Orange/Orange County Flood Control District (County), for the 2016-17 reporting period (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017). This report documents the County's efforts to protect and improve surface water quality through the implementation of programs, activities, and structural controls which are designed to minimize pollutants in stormwater runoff. It was submitted to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Boards as well as the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, on November 15th, 2017.
The County has adopted the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) method of program effectiveness assessment which is based on the following six outcomes:
- Documenting Activities
- Raising Awareness
- Changing Behavior
- Reducing Loads from Sources
- Improving Runoff Quality
- Protecting Receiving Water Quality
The objective of the PEA is two fold:
- Document compliance with the requirements of the two municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits Orange County is subject to (issued by the Santa Ana and San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Boards).
- Demonstrate that the County is working effectively to achieve surface water quality protection and improvement.
The report below is truly the product of a team effort. It is prepared annually on behalf of the County/OCFCD under the direction of OC Public Works/OC Watersheds, with the help and assistance of each and every County Agency and Department. If there are any questions regarding the details of a document, or to obtain a hard copy or other alternative formats of the original document, or to have a document read to you, please contact the OC Public Works offices, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, at 2301 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA, 92865. You may also send a message to OC Watersheds or call (714) 955-0600.