The Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program (SCVURPPP or Program) is an association of fifteen municipal agencies in Santa Clara Valley, that share a common NPDES permit to discharge stormwater to South San Francisco Bay. Member agencies (Co-permittees) include Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, the County of Santa Clara, and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
Total population within the Program area is approximately 1.7 million people. The Program incorporates regulatory, monitoring and outreach measures aimed at reducing pollution in urban runoff to the “maximum extent practicable” to improve the water quality of South San Francisco Bay and the streams of Santa Clara Valley. For more information, visit the Program’s website at www.scvurppp.org.
The Watershed Watch Campaign is the main focus of the Program’s Public Information/Participation element. The Campaign is a multi-year education and outreach effort designed to increase the public’s awareness of watersheds and urban runoff issues including pollution prevention and pollutants of concern (e.g., pesticides, mercury, heavy metals and trash). The Program uses this web site to provide detailed information about watersheds and watershed protection.