California Rules Against Urban Runoff

A draft ruling by the Water Resource Board could force builders to treat runoffon-site.

September 2, 2000, 10:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

In a draft ruling with wide implications the state Water Resources Control Board willOK regional rules requiring cities to incorporate runoff controls into their buildingpermit processes. Environmentalists hailed the ruling as a step in preventing oceanpollution and beach closures. Builders see it as a "very expensive proposition thatwill result in negligible environmental benefits. The cost of creating new jobs andnew homes will skyrocket."

Thanks to Tom Newman

Friday, September 1, 2000 in The San Diego Union-Tribune


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