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LID Manual Cover

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Bioretention Planter.

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Bioretention swale

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NEW Storm Water Low Impact Development Technical Design Manual

The City of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County present this Manual to supercede/replace the 2005 SUSMP Guidance Manual.  This Manual provides the technical design guidelines for development projects in the implementation of permanent storm water quality features. 

For more information or to report issues with downloading the documents, please contact Heaven Moore, Associate Civil Engineer via email at
hmoore@srcity.org or call 707-543-4530.

This Manual was approved by the City of Santa Rosa's City Council on August 30, 2011.    The link to the full LID Manual is below along with the links to the separate sections for easier downloading:

 ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS & TOOLS

  • This Memo explains how the CalGreen Building Code changes relates to the LID requirements and site design for projects that require building permits.
  • Link to the LID Plant and Tree List.
  • Click here for the BMP Selection Table (Coming soon).
  • Link to the Preliminary SUSMP Submittal Guide and cover sheet.
  • Link to the Final SUSMP Submittal Guide and cover sheet.
  • Click here for the Approval letter from the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Coming Soon).
  • Copy of the Resolution by the City of Santa Rosa City Council adopting this LID Manual.
  • Copy of a complete example of a Preliminary SUSMP submittal (including determination worksheet, submittal guide, narrative, calculations, exhibits, details, and maintenance checklists). Can be used as a guide by developers and designers.
  • Copy of the Maintenance Declaration.  A legally binding, signed 'DECLARATION OF COVENANTS REGARDING MAINTENANCE OF STORM WATER BMP FACILITIES', or equivalent mechanism approved by the governing agency, is required for all BMPs located on private properties.

SUSMP Project Submittal Process
 

 EMAIL ALERTS

 DESIGN TOOLS

Storm Water Calculator - this NEWLY REVISED excel based calculator is to be used by the designer to determine the quantity of storm water that will need to be treated and/or infiltrated to meet the permit requirements.  A copy of the completed calculation will need to be submitted for each inlet/tributary area.  Fields in yellow are input fields, Macros will need to be enabled for all links to work properly.  The calculator is locked to protect the integrity of the calculator.

Determination Worksheet - (Fill-in Form).  This form is used to determine whether a Project requires permanent storm water Best Management Practices and is required for all discretionary projects.

Determination Worksheet - this is the same form as above except it must be printed out first and written in.

This section contains tools to help you determine if a development project is required to install permanent Best Management Practices and the quantity of runoff that must be catured and/or undergo treatment for pollutant removal.  These tools are a draft version.  Please use them with projects to discover their ease of use and any "bugs" that need to be corrected.
Note: If you have any trouble using these tools or have any comments/suggestions please contact Heaven Moore at hmoore@srcity.org

 

 Contact Details

Heaven Moore
Associate Civil Engineer
707-543-4530
HMoore@srcity.org

 TAC

The Technical Advisory Committee consists of local design professionals, representing the fields of civil, structural and geotechnical engineering, landscape architecture, architecture, as well as City, County, and SCWA staff involved in all aspects of development including Planning, Engineering, Capitol Improvement Projects, Plan review, parks, Materials Lab, and Maintenance.  Members of the Regional Water Quality Control Board staff also participated.