Santa Barbara County-wide Integrated Storm Water Resource Plan

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency (SBCWA) will present the Final Santa Barbara County-wide Integrated Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP) to the Board of Supervisors on November 6, 2018 at the County Administration Building on 105 E. Anapamu Street in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room. The Board letter and Final SWRP are available for public review at:

https://santabarbara.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3699847&GUID=377CE3C6-F45F-43D9-A788-17F7864CCCA2&Options=&Search

The SWRP is funded by a state planning grant awarded to the County pursuant to the Stormwater Resource Planning Act (SB985). In 2014, the California Legislature adopted SB 985 which requires public agencies to develop a stormwater resource plan as part of the grant funding request process. Grant funding requires that the plan involve a collaborative effort with input from stakeholders throughout the County in order to identify and prioritize multiple benefit  stormwater (and dry weather) runoff projects which improve regional water self-reliance, and adapt to the effects on water supply arising from climate change. Beneficial projects include improving stormwater quality, increasing water supplies, and the provision of flood management, environmental, and community benefits.


For information about the SWRP, contact John Karamitsos, Program Specialist, at (805)739-8761 or Johnk@cosbpw.net . For more information on the SBCWA, visit www.countyofsb.org/pwd/wateragency.sbc.