Special Enforcement

The City of Canyon Lake’s Special Enforcement Department is trained in a variety of special services, such as National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) to maintain the cities compliance with the Clean Water Act.

 

They assist Code Enforcement to increase their effectiveness and the Property Owners Association (POA) Community Patrol with issues that may involve public safety, environmental hazards, and calls that do not require a police officer or firefighter.

 

Two City Enforcement boats assist the POA Marine Patrol in lake coverage on busy holidays for public safety.  The boat patrols and vehicle coverage on and around the northern most sections of Canyon Lake assist Rangers from Riverside County and the Bureau of Land Management to preserve our community’s natural surroundings.

 

Special Enforcement’s primary goals are to:

  • Assist with Code Enforcement

  • Preserve the pristine nature of the BLM area

  • Maintain the quality of Canyon Lake water by following strict State and County mandates by:

    • Constantly testing and training in programs such as National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES), Total Maximum Daily Load, and continual training in Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) to keep the City in compliance.

  • Combat foreign infestations such as the Quagga Mussel by;

    • Assist the POA Marine Patrol in lake coverage on busy holidays for public safety along with weekly patrols on the north lake. 

    • Patrolling with city boats to keep jet skis and other boats that haven’t been inspected out of the north lake

    • Assist with testing the lake to make sure it remains mussel free and sending samples to the Department of Fish and Game.

    • Assist the POA Community Patrol or any city departments with issues that may involve public safety, environmental hazards, and all calls or issues that do not require a police officer or firefighter response-freeing up other public safety agencies so that they may be available for a true emergency.