The City continues to meet and exceed the federal Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mandated standards for storm water quality management. The Storm Water Utility was established to provide funding for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit compliance activities.
Such activities include public education, storm water quality testing, additional storm drain system mapping and analysis, system cleaning for storm water quality, and coordination with co-permittees and the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB).
Greening the City Fleet
The City of Santa Rosa has one of the largest clean burning alternate fueled city fleets in the State of California. Currently we have nearly 100 pieces of hybrid, electric, compressed natural gas, or propane powered equipment.
The City of Santa Rosa also operates buses and heavy duty trucks that operate with diesel particulate filters which significantly reduce the amount of particulate matter released into the air.