Business Program

Business brochure

The Ventura Countywide Stormwater Quality Management Program addresses the management and discharge of pollutants to the storm drain conveyance system (street gutters, storm drains, drainage ditches, etc.) and Receiving Waters (ocean, creeks, rivers, estuaries, etc.)

Businesses are responsible for keeping their storm drains and other discharge points (drainage channels, sheet flow areas, etc) clean throughout the entire facility (indoors and outdoors), including perimeter areas where surface runoff exits the property. Implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) will reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff. BMPs are defined as general good housekeeping practices, schedules of activities, pollution prevention techniques, educational practices, maintenance procedures, prohibitions of practices and other management practices. BMPs also include treatment practices, operating procedures, and practices to control site runoff, spillage or leaks, sludge or water disposal, or drainage from raw materials storage.

Detailed facts sheets have been made available below in an effort to provide clear guidance. The BMPs described on these fact sheets are generally inexpensive to implement and may save money and resources. A selection of fact sheets are available below. More publications are available at

Restaurant Poster

Program Publications and Fact Sheets
Clean Working in Our Watershed
Clean Working in Our Watershed (Spanish version)
Automotive Poster
Restaurant Poster
Carpet Cleaning Fact Sheet
Waste Recycling and Disposal Guide (and RV dumping sites)
Surface Cleaning and Materials Handling Guide
Vehicle Washing Guide
Vehicle & Equipment Fueling, Washing, and Cleaning Guide
Building & Grounds Maintenance, Repair, Remodeling, and Construction Guide
Waste Management & Disposal

State Publications
General Industrial Permit

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) information including QSP/QSD information (CASQA website)
California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA)
Storm Water Multiple Application and Report Tracking System (SMARTS)