San Mateo County to fight stormwater contamination with new runoff initiatives

Peninsula Press

San Mateo County is drafting a new Stormwater Resource Plan to combat water pollution and fulfill state water quality mandates... Erica Maharg, managing attorney of the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, works to reduce the public health risks associated with PCBs and mercury in fish. “All across the Bay you have warnings not to eat the fish,” she said, but people continue fishing for sport and sustenance. To Maharg, “taking care of [the stormwater] problem is going to be key” to both ensuring water quality is high and Bay fish are healthy to eat again.