Stormwater Quality Management

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Department of Public Works
Director:  Ron Fuchiwaki

Public Services Center
Location:  500 West Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley, CA  93065
(805) 583-6400 

publicworks@simivalley.org

To report illicit discharges or dumping, clogged catch basin inlets, and faded or missing catch basin labels, please call (805) 583-6400 or file an on-line report.

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The City is under a stormwater permit from the Regional Water Quality Control Board.  View the Stormwater NPDES permit.  For more information, please contact Kay Allen, Environmental Compliance Program Coordinator, at (805) 583-6424.

Urban Pollution

Gardeners, Pet Owners, and Do It Yourselfers – Check it out! These new brochures will give you tips and guidance to help you comply with City and County ordinances that prohibit anything other than stormwater being discharged to the storm drain. We all need to do our part to protect our local environment and reduce our footprint on the earth.

These brochures were developed by Ventura County Watershed Protection District, in conjunction with the cities in Ventura County, to inform and educate the public.

Pet Owner Brochure
Gardeners Brochure Car Owner Brochure

Business Technical Assistance Program

The Stormwater Management Program now offers a Business Assistance Program that will provide technical information to businesses within the City of Simi Valley to help them in their efforts to reduce pollutants from entering the environment through the stormwater system. Please call (805) 583-6420 to access the Technical Business Assistance program.

Stormwater Management Program

The Stormwater Management Program is mandated by the Clean Water Act and implemented by the Environmental Compliance Division with support from other City Divisions, within and outside of the Department of Public Works.  The Program includes programs for administration, construction, planning and land development, public outreach, business outreach, illicit discharge control, and public infrastructure.  An integral part of the Stormwater Program is the education and training of City employees, industry personnel, the general public, and other affected groups. The Environmental Compliance Division coordinates the City’s efforts towards compliance with the Countywide Program, Federal urban runoff regulations, and the State and Regional Water Quality Control Board permit requirements.

Title 6, Chapter 12 of the City’s Municipal Code, Stormwater Quality Management, addresses issues relating to stormwater quality management.

Residents who want to drain their pool must first obtain a Pool Encroachment Permit from the Public Works Department at City Hall. It's quick, easy, and best of all, FREE!  There are specific procedures for pool draining that must be adhered to, such as the time of day that pool draining is allowed. 

Saltwater pools or spas cannot be drained to the stormdrain.  A special discharge permit must be obtained.  Please call(805) 583-6426 or (805) 583-6424 for more information.

Coastal Cleanup 2008Coastal Cleanup Day/Arroyo Cleanups
Environmental Compliance staff coordinates the annual Coastal Cleanup Day held the third Saturday of September and works with the Neighborhood Councils to implement inland waterway cleanups during the spring.  These events help remove thousands of pounds of trash from the local creeks before pollutants percolate into the groundwater or are carried downstream to the ocean during the rainy season.
 
Best Management Practices provide general guidance for selecting and implementing methods to reduce pollutants in the runoff from urban activities.  

ECD CleanWatershedLogo.jpgFor more information on the City’s Stormwater Management Program, please call (805) 583-6462 or (805) 583-6424.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

Click on the links below to see IPM strategies for each topic.

Controlling Ants in your House

Controlling Ants in Your House

 

 

 

Controlling Aphids in Your Garden

Controlling Aphids in your Garden

 

Got Bugs?

Got Bugs?

 

Keeping Cockroaches out of your House

Keeping Cockroaches Out of Your House

 

Keeping Fleas off your Pets and out of your Yard

Keeping Fleas Off Your Pets and Out of Your Yard

 

Tips for a Healthy, Beautiful Lawn

Tips for a Healthy, Beautiful Lawn

 

Safe Use and Disposal of Pesticides

Safe Use and Disposal of Pesticides

Naturally Managing Pests...with a Healthy Garden

Naturally Managing Pests... With a Healthy Garden

Wonderful Roses

Wonderful Roses

 

Controlling Snails and Slugs in your Garden

Controlling Slugs in Your Garden

 

 

Controlling Weeds in your Garden

Controlling Weeds in Your Garden

Controlling Whitefly in your Garden

Controlling Whiteflys in Your Garden

Resource-Efficient Yard Care

Resouce-Efficient Yard Care

Controlling Yellow Jackets around your Home

Controlling YellowJackets Around Your House


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