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Urban-Watershed-100 approved

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Urban-Watershed-100 approved

  1. 1. From left: Ken Kortkamp and Sarah Minick of Wastewater Enterprise, and consultant Shayne Martinsenof AECOM. The goal of the SDG is to protect and enhance the function of the sewer system and the quality of receiving water by: • managing stormwater runoff from development that would otherwise mobilize pollutants and degrade local water quality; • reducing stormwater run-off rates, volume, and nonpoint source pollution whenever possible, through stormwater management controls, and • ensuring that these management controls are safe and properly maintained. USF's Science Center with bioretention, permeable pavement and rainwater harvesting on campus. Projects subject to the SDG submit a Stormwater Control Plan to demonstrate compliance with the stormwater management requirements. To date, over 230 projects have complied or are in the process of complying with the SDG – the 100 Final Approved Stormwater Control Plans indicates that these approved projects are complete or under construction! Some fun facts: Workspaces Employee Info Resources Enterprises Bureaus GM and Commission Currents > News And Events > Wastewater Enterprise's 100th Stormwater Control Plan Approved Wastewater Enterprise's 100th Stormwater Control Plan Approved By: Wastewater Enterprise 2/9/2016 The SFPUC’s Urban Watershed Management Program (UWMP) celebrated the signing of the 100th Final Approved Stormwater Control Plan last week! Since January 2010, the UWMP has been implementing the Stormwater Design Guidelines (SDG), which require new and redevelopment projects that disturb more than 5,000 square feet of ground surface to manage their stormwater on- site, using green infrastructure technologies such as rainwater harvesting, bioretention, or permeable pavement.
  2. 2. • When complete, these projects will manage stormwater from 156 acres – that’s roughly 62 city blocks! • These projects are estimated to remove over 14 million gallons of stormwater from the sewer system each year – that’s equivalent to 21 Olympic sized swimming pools! Permeable pavement at the San Francisco Zoo. This chart shows the different types of green infrastructure being implemented by the 100 approved projects.

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