The Truckee Meadows Regional Stormwater Quality Management Program is a comprehensive program comprised of efforts by the governments of Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County (making up the Stormwater Permit Coordinating Committee (SWPCC)), together with private citizens, to reduce the pollution associated with urban runoff in the Truckee Meadows.
This program is required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued jointly to the Cities of Reno and Sparks and Washoe County.
Through coordination the committee has developed clear roles and responsibilities among the local jurisdictions for program development and implementation and has established the relationship of the local program to the state program. The City of Reno, City of Sparks, and Washoe County entered into a formal agreement for program development and implementation.
Public education and engagement helps inform the community of proactive steps to reduce pollution. Public engagement includes:
The Municipal Operations program addresses agency wide efforts to improve water quality.
This program implements monitoring stations for collection of stormwater runoff samples. Samples are tested in a state approved analytical laboratory and reported in the annual report. See past reports on Truckee River Information Gateway (http://www.truckeeriverinfo.org).
New and significant redevelopment projects should reference the Truckee Meadows Structural Controls Design and Low Impact Development Manual. The LID manual outlines requirements and design guidance to reduce and treat stormwater runoff through the implementation of LID development practices.
This program integrates stormwater management into the existing regulatory program.
This program integrates stormwater management into the existing environmental control program.
The IDDE includes inspection and enforcement program for detecting and eliminating illicit discharges and connections. Outfalls along the Truckee River will be physically surveyed twice annually as well as periodically sampled.
This list is to assist you in recognizing potential illegal/illicit discharges into the storm drain system
The Truckee Meadows Stormwater Permit Coordinating Committee (SWPCC) is comprised of two representatives from each the City of Reno, City of Sparks, and Washoe County. The committee meets to coordinate activities of the stormwater management program and watershed protection plan. An annual report is prepared each year covering program activities.