Strategic Priorities

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide facilitation of collaborative stormwater management and pollution prevention efforts and assist the West Valley communities to comply with the municipal stormwater permit and to meet water quality objectives and protect beneficial uses.

Our Values

  • Integrity – We hold ourselves to the highest ethical and professional standards.  We are honest, authentic, accountable, and deliver our commitments.
  • Teamwork – We foster productive relationships through respect, communication, and collaborate to achieve common goals. 
  • Efficiency – We are resourceful and strategic to optimize the efficiency, effectiveness, and cost benefit from collective pollution prevention efforts. 
  • Excellence – We are action-oriented and drive results strategically. We continually assess our performance and proactively seek opportunities to improve programs and services. 
  • Innovation – We foster creativity and encourage thinking forward as we meet challenges and explore new opportunities and future possibilities. 

Our 2024 Strategic Priorities

1.  Stormwater Permit Compliance

  • C.3 New Development & Redevelopment – Assist member agencies to comply with MRP 3.0 requirements (regulated projects, roads, CIP review, alternative compliance programs). Support General Plan updates. Identify opportunities to meet numeric Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) targets.*
  • Update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and provide training for C.3 New Development & Redevelopment, C.4 Industrial & Commercial Site Controls, C.5 Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination, C.6 Construction Site Controls.
  • C.5 Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination (IDDE) – Evaluate opportunities to expand Authority support for IDDE response.
  • C.5.f Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Map – Evaluate requirements and support to develop plans and schedule for updating MS4 maps.*
  • C.9 Pesticides Toxicity Control – Conduct effectiveness evaluation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programs and provide training on targeted pesticides of concern.* 
  • C.10 Trash Load Reduction – Implement Public Land Drainage Assessment (PLDA) Program inspections and assist in siting Full Capture Device (FCD) locations.*
  • C.21 Asset Management – Develop Asset Management Work Plan including guidance and a framework for tracking and reporting hard water quality asset information.*

2.  Finance and Administration

  • Develop Paid Time Off Policy.
  • Succession planning – Evaluate opportunities to ensure business continuity and performance during times of shifting change.
  • Evaluate Authority name change.
  • Cost reporting implementation - Customize regional framework, and provide guidance and support for submittal of cost data to the State Water Board.*
  • Technology efficiencies - Review current and future information management needs and existing structures/databases, and develop recommendations for improved information management systems.
  • Evaluate grant opportunities as they arise.

3.  Stormwater Education

  • Develop and implement new outreach campaign.
  • Update Member-Only website.
  • Implement school Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) Grant.

4.  Collaboration/Engagement

  • Keep elected officials informed.
  • Engage city staff – Develop and implement plan to engage city/Town staff in permit compliance.

    *Denotes State NPDES Permit Requirement.