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City of Chula Vista Best Management Practices (BMP) Design Manual

The City of Chula Vista BMP Design Manual (BMPDM), March 2019 update provides guidance for land development and public improvement projects to comply with the 2013 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit (Order No. R9-2013-0001 as amended by R9-2015-0001 and R9-2015-0100). This Manual has been updated and replaces the December 2015 version of the City's BMPDM.

As required by the MS4 Permit, the City of Chula Vista and other Copermittees collaboratively prepared a Model BMPDM to incorporate the updated requirements of the MS4 Permit.  The Model BMPDM was updated in May 2018 to incorporate new content based on lessons learned and input from industry and project applicants. In accordance with MS4 Permit provisions E.3.d and F.2.b.1, the City of Chula Vista BMPDM March 2019 Update incorporates the content of the updated May 2018 Model BMPDM.

  **NEW** 2019 BMP Design Manual Effective April 2, 2019

2019 BMP Design Manual Chapters

2019 BMP Design Manual Appendices





Jurisdictional Runoff Management Program (JRMP) Document (Updated January 2018)

The City of Chula Vista’s Jurisdictional Runoff Management Program (JRMP) outlines City-wide programs and activities designed to prevent and reduce storm water pollution within City boundaries.  The JRMP describes the pollution prevention activities that the City implements, as well as the pollution prevention requirements for homes and businesses.  Minimum Best Management Practice (BMPs) for construction sites, commercial and industrial businesses, municipal areas, and residential areas are also included in this update. The City's updated JRMP Document can be found here, along with related Appendices

Geographic Information System (GIS) data related to the maps in the City's JRMP Document can be found here.


Storm Water Ordinance

As part of the JRMP update, the City has also updated its Storm Water Ordinance to align with the current Storm Water Permit.  This includes updates to the list of discharges that are prohibited in the City, such as irrigation runoff.  The City's updated Storm Water Ordinance (Chula Vista Municipal Code CVMC Chapter 14.20 Storm Water Management and Discharge Control) can be found here.


San Diego Bay Watershed Management Area Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP)

The City of Chula Vista, along with other responsible agencies, developed a Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP) for the San Diego Bay Watershed.  The WQIP includes strategies for addressing the high priority water quality problems in the San Diego Bay Watershed.  The San Diego Bay WQIP can be found here.

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