Municipal Resource Program

The Municipal Resource Program provides information, fosters collaboration, and offers guidance on new permit requirements and stormwater management solutions.

Business Resource Program

Second in our series of Innovative BMP Videos: Watch this video about this inexpensive, innovative and effective treatment device invented at the Port of Seattle!

Low Impact Development Program

WSU-Puyallup hosts a leading-edge LID research facility including porous parking lots, soil mesocosms, and an artificial storm system. The soil mesocosms are pictured above. Read more.

Emerging Technologies - TAPE

We partner with the Department of Ecology to certify new stormwater treatment devices for use use in Washington State, as well as foster the development and use of new stormwater technologies.

Save the Date!

The Washington Stormwater Center, in partnership with Yakima County and the Department of Ecology, is pleased to announce the second Washington State Municipal Stormwater Conference!

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This list of stormwater-related events and workshops is compiled as a free service. Washington Stormwater Center does not promote, endorse, or otherwise recommend any of the companies, individuals, or organizations presented here.

2018 Municipal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Permit: Ad Hoc Group

2018 Municipal NPDES Stormwater Permit Ad Hoc Group Confluence Meeting on September 7th, 2016…9am til noon.

The Western Washington Phase I and Phase II permits expire on July 31, 2018. On September 7th, Ad Hoc Topic Groups will present on the work they’ve done and what they plan to submit to Ecology. The Washington Department of Ecology will be able to provide feedback and an update on the process going forward. Discussion among stakeholders will follow, and the Ad Hoc Topic Group members will use input from the meeting to draft up Early Input Submittal Forms to Ecology for each of the topic groups.

More at 2018 Western Washington Municipal Stormwater Permit Re-issuance

WSU professor: Permeable pavement could save environment by King 5 News


Read the full report by Jenna Hanchard, KING 5 News.

2016 Washington State University Innovators Series -- Stormwater detox

Watch Dr Jen Mcintyre's amazing work on the effects of stormwater on salmon in this video produced by TVW.

2015 impacts: strengthening pervious pavement

In partnership with The Boeing Company, the Washington Stormwater Center, led by Dr. John Stark, studied the physical, mechanical, and toxicological performance of recycled carbon fiber material from airplane manufacturing, and looked at its ability to strengthen and remove pollutants in permeable pavement.

To learn more, watch Boeing: Concrete Solutions.

Eyes on the Watershed explorers contest deadline extended!

Our new deadline is now September 21, 2016. For more information on how to enter, please visit the Eyes on the Watershed Webpage.

The Roof study continues!

The Washington Stormwater Center and WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center have continued Ecology's study on the impact of roof runoff.

Read more about the study, and learn more about ongoing research at the Washington Stormwater Center.

Webinars and Videos

Private Stormwater Facilities: Inspections, Partnerships and Assuming the Work: Lessons and advice for successful stormwater facilities and maintenance on private property.

LID Permeable Pavements:
The first webinar provided an overview into the use of permeable pavements while the second focused on maintenance.

The Lunchtime Series: Webinars for Municipalities
This series of webinars discuss many aspects of stormwater management and permits for municipalities all over Washington State.

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