NPDES Compliance

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a Federal program intended to control water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States.  Point sources are discrete conveyances such as pipes or man-made ditches.

In California, the NPDES program is administered by the California Environmental Protection Agency through its State Water Resources Control Board and nine Regional Water Quality Control Boards.

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board oversees the program in the Bay Area.  It does so by regulating discharge through a variety of permits.  Among them are the Municipal, Industrial, and Construction Stormwater Permits.
Alaco can assist government entities, businesses, and private property owners with their need to comply with NPDES requirements by developing and overseeing the implementation of appropriate Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs).

For additional information concerning Bay Area NPDES issues, visit the helpful websites of these local programs: