Commercial/Industrial Stormwater Compliance Program

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​The Environmental Management Department’s (EMD) Commercial/Industrial Stormwater Compliance Program regulates certain types of businesses throughout Sacramento County and all its incorporated cities except Isleton.

The purpose of the program is to ensure compliance with Sacramento County Code (SCC 15.12)  and applicable city codes which prohibit non-storm water discharge to the County's and cities' storm drainage system and local waters. Only storm water and a few exemptions allowed by law may be discharged into the storm drainage system.

Program Overview:

EMD provides regulatory oversight in the management of commercial/industrial stormwater discharges including:

  • Preventing the discharge of pollutants into the storm drainage systems
  • Eliminating, or significantly reducing outdoor pollutant sources that are likely to be washed into the storm drain system upon contact with rainfall
  • Eliminating illicit connections to the storm drainage systems
  • Triennial inspections of commercial/industrial facilities to ensure compliance with stormwater discharge requirements

Program Assistance

Have Questions?

For additional information or stormwater compliance assistance please contact:

Sacramento County Environmental Management Department
Environmental Health Division
11080 White Rock Rd., Suite 200
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670