Public Works


Stormwater Program


Post-Construction Requirements


In July, 2013, the Central Coast Water Board adopted Order R3-2013-0032, with new, more stringent Post-Construction Requirements (PCRs). Projects that receive their first discretionary approval for design elements after March 6, 2014 — or, if no discretionary approval is required, receive their first ministerial permit after that date — are subject to the PCRs, if they create or replace 2,500 square feet or more of impervious area.


Stormwater Technical Guide


Applicants for development approvals in jurisdictions within the City should use the Stormwater Technical Guide when preparing Stormwater Control Plans. The Stormwater Technical Guide can be downloaded from the Monterey Regional Stormwater Program web page by clicking here. A pre-application meeting is recommended for all projects subject to the PCRs. 

GOT LID Project
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Low Impact Development for Contractors


Construction Site Best Managment Practices




Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Low Impact Development (LID) Website


Regional Water Quality Control Board Post-Construction Stormwater Requirements


Regional Water Quality Control Board Low Impact Development Website


California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) California LID Portal


Central Coast Low Impact Development Initiative Technical Guidance Web Site