Water Quality Management Plan

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The purpose of a Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) is to achieve a level of storm water runoff pollution prevention and abatement that would ensure the health of our local waterways and beaches. The WQMP prescribes post-construction Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the property to accomplish this goal.

All new development/redevelopment projects require a WQMP.

Please contact the Community Development Department at (714) 229-6720 before preparing your conceptual or preliminary WQMP to inquire about further requirements.

Model Water Quality Management Plan and Technical Guidance Document Training Modules

The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board has developed training modules to orient readers to the contents of both the updated Model WQMP and the Technical Guidance Document. Please take a few minutes to review the training modules so that you can become acquainted with the new land development requirements.

Water Quality Management Plan Preparation Tools:

WQMP Questionnaire   PDF

Model Water Quality Management Plan   PDF

WQMP Template   Word  |  PDF

Non-Priority Project Water Quality Plan   Word  |  PDF

Technical Guidance Document (TGD)   PDF

Developer's Guide to WQMP Preparation within the City of Cypress and Storm Water Project Checklist   PDF

Standard Conditions of Approval   PDF

WQMP Covenant and Agreement Regarding Operations and Maintenance Plan to Fund and Maintain Water Quality BMPs, Consent to Inspect, and Indemnification Word PDF Questions relating to the above documentation should be made to the Department of Public Works at (714) 229-6694.

Water Quality Management Plan Submittals:

All WQMP plan submittals must be accompanied by a $500.00 plan check deposit. Applicants are advised that additional costs may be incurred as a result of the plan check process. Applicants will be required to submit three (3) copies of the WQMP for review and approval.

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