Clean Water Program - Stormwater Management

Clean Water Program - Stormwater Management

TFish bubblehe purpose of the Clean Water Program is to efficiently utilize available funding to reduce pollution of the stormwater as it enters into our creeks and the lake, and to maintain public storm drain facilities.Here you will find information on what you can do to help manage stormwater runoff and keep Clear Lake healthy.

Have you ever wondered where used water (“wastewater”) goes after it leaves your home? 


In 2003, the City of Lakeport, in conjunction with the County of Lake and the City of Clearlake, adopted the Lake County Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP).  Required by the Federal Clean Water Act, under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES Permit Program), the County’s three jurisdictions are required to maintain, implement, and enforce an effective SWMP.  The SWMP is designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants into Clear Lake and to enhance the water quality. 

As a part of this process, the City Council adopted a stormwater management ordinance that prohibits non-stormwater discharge into the City’s storm drainage system and includes other regulations intended to preserve or enhance local water quality. 

In addition, as part of its public education program, the City has stenciled storm drain inlets with the message “No Dumping.  Flows to Clear Lake.”  Permanent "button" markers are expected to be installed on many of the City's storm drain inlets in 2012.

We also encourage residents interested in learning more about this important issue to visit the State Water Resources Control Board’s website as it is a very valuable resource for stormwater information.  The City has posted some stormwater educational materials developed by the State on this page. Please check it out!

Please do your part, don’t wash mud, oil, trash, or other pollutants into the street or gutters. 


No Dumping

Related Web Sites:

CASQA Best Management Practices (BMP) Handbooks
Storm Water Management Plan Documents
County of Lake Clean Water Program
State Water Resources Control Board
State NPDES Phase II Permits