Templeton Community Services District has prepared a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) to comply with mandatory regulations pertaining to stormwater pollution prevention. The SWMP provides an integrated approach for prevention of pollution from stormwater runoff from District facilities. Each year the District prepares a Program Effectiveness Assessment and Improvement Plan (PEAIP) Annual Report.
"As stormwater flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants. Stormwater can flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the waterbodies we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water. Polluted runoff is the nation’s greatest threat to clean water."