Sustainable business practices save money, time, and protects water quality and the environment. By applying appropriate Best Management Practices (BMPs), your business can also improve employee health and safety, communicate a positive professional image, and create good relationships with your customers and neighbors.
To comply with State and Federal Water Quality Regulations, the city requires all industrial and commercial businesses to apply minimum BMPs. A key BMP is to provide annual staff training on protecting water quality. The City of Santee maintains an inventory of commercial and industrial business and performs routine inspections to make sure that appropriate BMPs are applied.
Informational Fact Sheets:
- Become a Green Business!
- Refer to Project Clean Water for additional San Diego County water quality information and resources.
Corrective Action Response:
A Corrective Action Response (CAR) is a written response submitted to the city, which acknowledges the violation(s), states corrective measures taken, and describes preventative measures to be implemented. CARs are typically required by sites where violations of the municipal code have been overserved, and must be submitted to the city within a given time frame in order to close-out the inspection. A CAR must always include documentation of employee training and supporting documentation, such as photos and service records.
Note: The City of Santee asks that you maintain sign-in sheet and training material records for future inspections.
Industrial General Permit:
In addition to the resources provided above, industrial businesses are typically required to obtain an Industrial General Industrial Permit (IGP) from the State Water Resources Control Board. implement Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), take water quality samples, and submit annual reports. To see if your business should have an IGP, review the following and/or and visit the State Water Board's Industrial Webpage.
For more information on the Industrial General Permit:
| Complying with the IGP
||No Exposure Certification|
|Legally Responsible Person Registration||Regulated SIC Codes|