Review and comment on the 2018 Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) from Feb. 5 through March 19

The Washington State Department of Ecology requires an annual review & update to the Stormwater Management Plan which focuses on 7 major elements/components of our NPDES Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit. On Feb. 5 the Draft 2018 Stormwater Management Plan will be presented to City Council for review, and will be open for public review and comment through March 19. At the March 19 Council Meeting there will be opportunity for the public to comment on this plan, prior to adoption by the city council. 

View the draft of the 2018 Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP), comments can be made to our NPDES Coordinator, Todd Smith via email, or phone: 253.460.5432.

7 required elements of the Stormwater Management Program:

    1. Public Education and Outreach
    2. Public Involvement and Participation
    3. Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination
    4. Controlling Runoff from New Development, Redevelopment and Construction Sites
    5. Pollution Prevention and Operation and Maintenance e for Municipal Operations
    6. Monitoring
    7. Reporting

The changes in this year’s plan are:

  •  Increase the Public Education and Outreach opportunities in 2018, in the form of surveys, education workshops, regional & statewide campaigns
  •  Increase coordination and partnerships to provide for more stewardship and volunteer opportunities
  •  Increase availability and presence of stormwater information through all media formats
  •  A new, updated stormwater system map will be created, which will replace a 2008 version. 
  •  There is the addition of real time technology, GIS stormwater system mapping and maintenance tracking for field staff
  •  Continued updates, to the links and information on the city NPDES webpages