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San Francisco Stormwater Management Requirements and Design Guidelines

Download a complete copy of the 2016 Stormwater Management Requirements and Design Guidelines (SMR), a SMR Summary Flyer, or explore each section individually:


Table of Contents, Acronyms / Abbreviations, Glossary and a Summary of Changes in the 2016 SMR
Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Regulatory Context
Chapter 3: Low Impact Design in San Francisco
Chapter 4: Green Infrastructure Design Approach
Chapter 5: Combined Sewer Area Performance Requirements
Chapter 6: Separate Sewer Area Performance Requirements
Chapter 7: Stormwater Management Requirements in the Streets
Chapter 8: Green Building Certification Credits
Chapter 9: Stormwater Control Plan Requirements
Chapter 10: Inspection and Enforcement
Chapter 11: References and Resources

SMR Appendices

Appendix A: BMP Fact Sheets

Appendix B: Green Infrastructure Typical Details & Specifications

Details available for download by file format:

GI Typical Details (Version 2) - Portable Document Format (pdf)
GI Typical Details (Version 2)AutoCAD 2007 (DWG)
GI Typical Details (Version 2) - AutoCAD 2013 (DWG)
GI Typical Details (Version 2) - AutoCAD Drawing Exchange Format (DXF) (pending release)


Specifications available for download:

Bioretention Specification (Word)
Permeable Unit Paver Specification (Word)
Pervious Concrete Specification (Word)
Porous Asphalt Specification (word)

Guidance documents available for download:

Aggregate Filter Criteria
UPDATED! Infiltration Rate Testing Methods
Bioretention Soil Modified Procedures (pending release)

Appendix C: Criteria for Infiltration-based BMPs (pdf)

Appendix D: Vegetation Palette for Bioretention BMPs (pdf)

Vegetation Palette for Bioretention BMPs Worksheet (Excel)

Appendix E: Illustrative Green Infrastructure Examples (pdf)

Last updated: 12/5/2019 1:11:46 PM