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Dec. 18, 2014 Saving Puget Sound: Roof Runoff Study

See some of the research to insure safe and clean water

During the spring of 2013 and the winter of 2013-2014, the Department of Ecology’s Toxics Studies Unit collected runoff from 18 constructed roo... More

Dec. 17, 2014 View the interactive Urban Water Blueprint Map

Created by the Nature Conservancy

Ever wondered where urban areas all over the world receive their water? This interactive map allows you to explore the origins of drinking water... More

Dec. 16, 2014 Washington Department of Ecology --NEWS

Comments sought on Richland's shoreline plan

RICHLAND – A program to manage about 10 miles of Yakima River shoreline and about eight miles of Columbia River shoreline within Richland is op... More

Dec. 15, 2014 Washington Department of Ecology --NEWS

Shoreline program for Kitsap County approved

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Ecology has approved Kitsap County’s updated shoreline master program. The county’s shore... More

Dec. 8, 2014 Cleaning Kitsap's runoff proves to be a big job

by Chris Tucker, Central Kitsap Reporter Reporter

When storms hit, umbrellas get opened and motorists slow down to avoid hydroplaning on wet roads. But the heavy rainfall also means pollutants su... More

Dec. 4, 2014 City of Bothell Carwashing Guidlines

Washing your car at home dumps oil, heavy metals, solvents and other harmful pollutants into storm drains, local streams, and eventually Puget So... More

Dec. 4, 2014 Announcing the Reissuance of the Industrial Stormwater General Permit

The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) issued the Industrial Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit (ISGP) on December 3, 2014.

The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) issued the Industrial Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit (ISGP) on De... More

Dec. 3, 2014 EPA releases cleanup plan for Seattle's only river

By PHUONG LE, Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released a $342 million cleanup plan to remove decades of contamination from S... More

Dec. 3, 2014 Washington Department of Ecology --NEWS

Industries to begin using updated permit to clean polluted stormwater

OLYMPIA – Polluted stormwater runoff is a problem at industrial sites, just like it is in urban settings. If not properly managed, stormwater ca... More

Dec. 2, 2014 US EPA News

EPA to Assist Water Utilities in Enhancing Climate Resilience and Readiness

EPA is providing up to $600,000 in training and technical assistance to help water utilities in more than 20 communities bolster their climate c... More

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