Board Members – Stormwater

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Board Members – Stormwater 2017-10-30T22:41:19+00:00

Stormwater Committee


The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (Storm Water Program) is the lead office for the City’s efforts to reduce pollutants in urban runoff and storm water to the maximum extent practicable. These activities, include but are not limited to, public education, employee training, water quality monitoring, source identification, code enforcement, watershed management, and Best Management Practices development/implementation within the San Bernardino & Riverside Counties Branch jurisdictional boundaries. The Storm Water Program represents the City’s on storm water and NPDES storm water permit issues before the Principal Permittee, the County Department of Environmental Health, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board. In addition, the Storm Water Program provides technical expertise and guidance to all City departments to ensure implementation and compliance with the Permit. Furthermore, the Storm Water Program prepares and transmits an annual report to the County for submittal to the Regional Board and is responsible agent that certifies that the City is in compliance with all Permit requirements. Compliance with the Permit requirements will be tracked and monitoring by the Storm Water Program and the Regional Board through the annual reporting process, self-assessments, certifications, Storm Water Program audits and inspections, and Regional Board audits and inspections.

Guillermo (Bill) Flores Jr.PE, ENV SP, CPESC, CPSWQ, QSD

Welcome to the Stormwater Committee webpage. The Stormwater Committee was formed to add value to ASCE membership and to address stormwater issues we all encounter every day. The Committee provides a forum for networking in an atmosphere that includes dinners, workshops, calendar of events, and seminars. These activities are in addition to those already offered by the ASCE San Bernardino & Riverside Counties Branch. The public is welcomed to attend and participate in the Committee as a volunteer. Also included is access to our committee members, and additional links of helpful information. For anyone who would like to get involved and volunteer for a committee or one of our public outreach events, please contact any of the current committee members for assistance. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding our site please contact Bill Flores. We hope to see everyone at our upcoming events.Thank you for your continued support and commitment to ASCE and to the Stormwater Committee.

Bill Flores Jr., P.E., CPESC, CPSWQ, QSD/P, ToR
Stormwater Committee, Chairman

The Solution to Pollution is in Everyone’s Hands!!

What is Stormwater Pollution?

Most of our rainwater travels through gutters, storm drains, channels, washes and eventually into the major source of our drinking water.

The most common pollutants are:

  • Trash (fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, styrofoam cups, etc.)

  • Toxins (used motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizer, pesticides, sewage overflow, pet droppings, etc.)

These pollutants are carried through water (from rain, hoses, sprinklers, etc.) drains from streets, parking lots, and lawns and enters through catch basins throughout California. From there the polluted urban runoffs and rainwater flows through a massive system of pipes and open channels straight to various washes and reservoirs untreated. Basically, anything dumped or dropped on the ground or in the gutter contributes to stormwater pollution.

What Are the Effects of Stormwater Pollution?

Health: Stormwater pollution can pose a serious health risk to people due to pesticides, bacteria, and chemicals that is washed from our city streets and into the stormwater.

Environment: Numerous marine plants and animals living in our Lakes and Streams may become sick or die from contact with stormwater pollution.

Neighborhoods: Clogged catch basins significantly decrease the quality of life in many neighborhoods throughout the City and County. These “layers” of trash and debris can attract rats and pesticides, create foul odors, and clog the storm drain system affecting neighborhood appearences and property values, and may cause flooding due to un-proper runoff.