Town of Truckee storm water workshop |

Town of Truckee storm water workshop

The Town of Truckee and Placer County are working to manage runoff throughout the Truckee River watershed.

As required by the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board earlier this year, Storm Water Management Programs for the Town of Truckee, the Martis Valley, and Squaw Valley are now available for public viewing, and will be the subject of a workshop at Truckee Town Hall Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 1 p.m.

“There will be a joint presentation with the Town of Truckee and Placer County summarizing the items put into the plans, and we will be answering any questions and detailing the next steps to be taken,” said Jessica Thompson, Town of Truckee assistant engineer.

Thompson said both the town and the county will be looking for public input at the meeting to raise any issues not anticipated by staff.

“If Lahontan has a lot of objections it has to go through a hearing, so we are trying to get any issues or questions handled now,” Thompson said.

Elements included in the plan are public education and outreach, public involvement and participation, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site runoff control, post-construction storm water management, and pollution prevention, according to the draft plan.

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The program, which will also include water quality monitoring, is estimated for the Town of Truckee to cost about $250,000 in its first year, tapering off to under $200,000 per year in following years, according to the draft.

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