The Cities of Burlingame and San Mateo
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Municipal governments face the daunting task of managing reporting requirements associated with stormwater runoff for large developed areas. Municipalities benefit from the cost-effective and innovative way in which water quality protection programs are managed. Municipalities are of often responsible for inspecting hundreds and sometimes thousands of sites. The cities of Burlingame and San Mateo, south of San Francisco, use CloudCompli for their stormwater compliance software solution helping them to ensure that co-permittees resolve issues identified through a County-administered monitoring program in order to satisfy the expectations of the County Water Quality Improvement Plan, and State Water Board.
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) are the water conveyance systems, including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, channels, and storm drains that are designed to collect and convey stormwater. Burlingame and San Mateo both implemented Stormwater Management Plans in order to manage stormwater runoff and adhere to regional water boards reporting requirements, but both cities needed to ensure maximum efficiency due to the complexity of the task at hand. With so many potential and actual Pollutant Generating Activities ranging from restaurants to auto wash stations to manufacturing sites, the cities of Burlingame and San Mateo enlisted our help.
Burlingame and San Mateo had been using Geographic Information System (GIS) data to try and manage their MS4s, but they knew that GIS data was simply not enough. CloudCompli integrated their GIS data into the digital workflows of site inspections onto the software platform. With the ability to interpret and analyze the inspection data, city managers could better manage scarce resources with greater efficiency (link to Blog on GIS). By integrating GIS layers in CloudCompli, we have created a powerful interactive tool that improves the ability of Municipal Storm Water Divisions and Regional Water Boards to regulate stormwater discharges from municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s).
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