Everyday actions can directly impact water, even when that water is miles away from home.
Anything that flows or is discharged into the storm drain system leads directly into local creeks and/or San Francisco Bay without any treatment.
The City of Newark’s Stormwater Program activities are managed in accordance with National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit requirements enforced by the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board. Activities include:
- Illicit Discharge Incident Response/Enforcement
- Street Sweeping
- Storm Drain Maintenance
- Public Outreach Events
- Education and Information
- Stormwater Controls for Business and Development
- Participation in the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program
Please remember, if it goes down the storm drain, it ends up in our water.
The City's MS4 (storm drain) Maps are available to view and make copies upon request. Please contact the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.
Click here for the City of Newark's Green Stormwater Infrastructure Plan.
Report Illicit Discharge
If you are now observing dumping of toxic substances into any storm drain, please call 911 immediately. To report other types of illicit discharge into any Newark storm drain, please contact Assistant Engineer Michael Carmen at 510-578-4320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stormwater Development Permit Resources
If you are developing in the City of Newark, your project may be subject to the C.3 and C.6 requirements of the Municipal Regional Stormwater National Pollutant Elimination System (NPDES) Permit (MRP) issued to the City of Newark by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board – San Francisco Bay Region. Stormwater resources are provided below to help determine applicability and develop exhibits required for development plans and permits.
- Stormwater Requirements Checklist
- Clean Bay Blue Print
- California Water Boards Stormwater Multiple Application and Report Tracking System (SMARTS – to file and receive a WDID).
- Exhibit C – Maintenance Schedule Full Trash Capture Device (Sample)
- Exhibit C – Maintenance Schedule Treatment Measures (Sample)
- Exhibit D – Inspection Checklist Full Trash Capture Device (Sample)
- Exhibit D – Inspection Checklist Treatment Measures (Sample)
Trash Capture Devices
Storm drain inlets shall be equipped with full trash capture devices for 100% trash capture on-site and on adjacent streets to comply with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board C.10 Trash Load Reduction provisions. Resources of approved trash capture devices for on-site use and public street use can be found below.