Clean Water Program Overview
The Town's Clean Water Program exists to comply with the Federal and State Clean Water regulations governing "non-point source" pollution. Such pollution is mobilized, transported and discharged with storm water runoff, which flows untreated into a storm drain and ultimately flows into the San Francisco Bay. We work with residents, businesses, developers and visitors to make sure we keep our waterways healthy. Our efforts to prevent stormwater pollution is regulated under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Region 2). The Town of Danville is a member of the Contra Costa Clean Water Program.
Danville Inspection activities are completed to protect water quality and include:
- A business inspection program
- A code enforcement program
- A construction inspection program
Town Maintenance activities include:
- Application of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices for landscape, pond and building maintenance
- Inspecting and cleaning of Town drainage systems on an annual basis
- Operation of a trash management program that includes regular trash pick up
- Installation and maintenance of new trash and recycling containers downtown
- Installation and maintenance of trash removal devices in drain inlets in the downtown area
- Monthly sweeping of public residential streets and weekly sweeping of public commercial streets (Street Sweeping Schedule and Map)
New Development Regulations
New development in Danville is also subject to Clean Water regulations. Both commercial and residential development meeting certain thresholds are required to capture and treat all runoff from the development so that only clean stormwater leaves the site. These integrated treatment facilities must be incorporated in each development at the initial planning and design stage. Then at the construction stage, detailed construction plans are plan checked and a long term maintenance and operation plan is developed to ensure that these facilities are maintained by the property owner in the long term.
Pollution Prevention Outreach
Pollution prevention outreach is essential to demonstrate to the community and students the importance of pollution prevention. Annually, the Town conducts classroom and in-field educational opportunities for residents and students, and participates in community fairs and events.