Stormwater Compliance Program Details

​Types of Businesses Regulated:

As required by the State of California, inspections are conducted at the following types of businesses:

  • Auto body shops
  • Auto repair shops
  • Auto sales, lease and rental facilities
  • Equipment rental businesses
  • Facilities that have coverage under the State's General Industrial Stormwater Permit.
  • Gas stations
  • Kennels
  • Nurseries​​
  • Restaurants​

Stormwater Ordinance Exemptions:

Sacramento County Code Chapter 15.12 (County Stormwater Ordinance) section 100, prohibits non-stormwater discharges to the County's storm drainage system and local waters. This means that only stormwater and 18 exempted non-stormwater type discharges that are specified in the ordinance, may be discharged into the storm drainage system by businesses and other dischargers. Examples of the 18 allowable discharges include:

  • Discharges from potable water sources.
  • Landscape irrigation overflows.
  • Individual, residential vehicle washing discharges.

Refer to Article 2 , in Sacramento County's stormwater ordinance , for more information.

The cities of Sacramento, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Citrus Heights, and Rancho Cordova each
have their own stormwater ordinances which have similar requirements and prohibitions.

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