The City's Stormwater Program oversees the operation and management a storm drain system consisting of 26 miles of creeks, 54 miles of open ditches, 5.5 miles of concrete-lined channels, 62 bridges, hundreds of miles of pipe, and thousands of catch basins and manholes. The goal of the program is to effectively manage stormwater runoff as a resource while improving water quality.
SACRAMENTO REGIONAL CONSERVATION CORPS (SRCC)
In cooperation with the City, the Citrus Heights Satellite Work Program of the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps (SRCC) staff perform numerous functions to assist City staff in cleaning and maintaining the creeks and drainage systems throughout Citrus Heights. The SRCC is the largest education and workforce-training program in the Sacramento area. Working with City staff, SRCC members perform the following duties:
Removal of debris and trash from public right-of-way
Location and removal of blockages impeding water flow
Filling of sandbags
For more information about the program, visit the SRCC Web site.
SACRAMENTO STORMWATER QUALITY PARTNERSHIP
To coordinate regional drainage strategies, Citrus Heights, Sacramento, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento County participate in the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership (SSQP). The program has the following goals:
Educate and inform the public about urban runoff pollution
Encourage public participation in community and clean-up events
Collaborate with industries and businesses to encourage pollution prevention
Require construction activities to reduce erosion and pollution
Mandate development projects to include pollution controls
Monitor and report water quality
To learn more, visit the SSQP Web site.