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.

PhotoVoice at the EnviroHouse

Tacoma's EnviroHouse will be hosting a gallery exhibition of WSU's PhotoVoice project through June. This features students and community members exploring local watershed ecology through photography.

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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.

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

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

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

UPDATE on the 2018 Western Washington Municipal Stormwater Permit Re-issuance:  The Western Washington Phase I and Phase II permits expire on July 31, 2018. Ecology is starting to identify issues and necessary improvements for the Western Washington municipal stormwater general permits. They welcome early input to help develop the proposed draft permits.

More at 2018 Western Washington Municipal Stormwater Permit Re-issuance

Get the Word Out! Let others Know!

Join this ad hoc group of Washington municipal permit holders, non-profits, state agencies, and regional organizations to develop a more collaborative approach for building better municipal NPDES permits and better working relationships among stakeholders. 

Visit the ad-hoc webpage and join the permit topic groups discussions. For now, please take the 2018 Permit Feedback survey.

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.

The Washington Stormwater Center in the News!

Check out this article from the News Tribune about the upgrade to 8th Avenue in Puyallap and this article from the Daily Evergreen about an exciting new project with Boeing.

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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