The Sewer Engineering Division is responsible for
engineering the sewer and storm water collection system.
The Storm Water Engineering Division is responsible for
coordinating and implementing the City’s Storm Water Management
Program, a comprehensive program required under the National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES); Storm Water
Regulations (Phase II MS4 permit) regulated by the State Water
Resources Quality Control Board (SWRQCB).
Big Chico Creek and Little Chico Creek Watersheds Storm Water
The City of Chico developed a partially grant-funded Storm Water
Resources Plan (SWRP) for the Big Chico Creek and Little Chico
Creek Watersheds. The purpose of the SWRP is to protect
storm water quality by reducing pollutants and trash and to
improve the use of storm water as a resource by “bringing to the
top” those multi-benefit projects that can best meet the
identified priorities on a watershed basis.