Operation and Maintenance Plan

Implementation of a long term Operation and Maintenance Plan (O&M) is required as part of the final engineering phase of a Priority Development Project (PDP).  The San Diego RWQCB Municipal Permit requires the City to annually verify that all treatment and flow-control facilities are correctly installed and adequately maintained.

To demonstrate compliance with O&M requirements, all PDPs are required to prepare  an O&M Plan that identifies, at a minimum, the following:

  • Project Description
  • Owner
  • Designated Responsible Party
  • Permanent BMPs
  • Education/Training
  • BMP Maintenance
  • BMP Inspection
  • Inspection & Maintenance Records
  • Maintenance Estimate
  • Supporting Exhibits
  • Executing a Storm Water Facilities Maintenance Agreement (SWFMA) or acceptable alternate maintenance mechanism

The City also verifies the ongoing function of storm water management features that are not treatment or flow control facilities, which left unmaintained, would cause BMP failure.

 Owners will be contacted by City Staff on an annual basis to provide confirmation of BMP maintenance.  Annual maintenance verification may include a site inspection by City Code Enforcement Staff.