STORM WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN
A SWPPP is a requirement of the Clean Water Act addressing identifying the Best Management Practices (BMPs) a facility is using to reduce pollutants in runoff from entering storm drains. SWPPP Internship™ Program hires interns to create a SWPPP for their school site.
"The work the students are doing is inspiring, and these programs are filling an education and outreach space that is extremely valuable, but difficult for Cities to reach in a meaningful way."
- Erik Steenblock, Environmental Project Manager, City of Encinitas
"The SWPPP Interns are busy tackling maintenance activities, like inspecting drains, and removing debris from inlets, but they are going beyond that by testing runoff samples and designing Best Management Practices. The SWPPP Internship Program extends our reach.”
- Dan Love, Director of Maintenance, Operations and Transportation, San Dieguito Union High School District
"Each of the ten presentations provided clear examples of deep understanding of the issues by students, visuals of how they solved problems, samples of their actions taken to educate others and thoughtful demonstrations of their creativity! It was quality problem-based, design-thinking, real world learning at its very best!"
- Andrée Grey, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services, Encinitas Union School District