Western Washington municipal stormwater resources

WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center and the Puget Sound Partnership are pleased to announce the 2012 LID Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound. The new manual incorporates new information and results of recent research regarding the LID approach and techniques appropriate to the Puget Sound region. To download the new manual, please click here.

Building Cities in the Rain
A project of the South Central Caucus Group to develop recommendations for incentives and cost-effective approaches to encouraging infill development within urban centers while addressing stormwater requirements that can inform comprehensive plan policy and development regulations as part of the Growth Management Act periodic updates starting in 2015.

Click here for more information about the project.

Western Washington Stormwater Groups

ROAD MAP (Regional Operations and Maintenance Program)
To address requirements in the permit related to municipal operations and maintenance (O&M) activities, as well as collaboration between permittees, a regional coordination program was developed in July of 2007. ROAD MAP (Regional Operations and Maintenance Program) was created to serve as a forum for identifying, discussing, and developing strategies for implementing O&M-related permit requirements. Local jurisdictions were invited to participate in a series of meetings and to serve on committees dealing with various permit elements.

Meetings are held on a quarterly basis. check our calendar for time and location.

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Contact: Audrie Starsy, City of Newcastle     Laurie Larson, Washington Stormwater Center

Phase II Coordinators Group
Information sharing and networking covering a wide-range of permit-related topics with various attendees including Western, Northwestern, and Southwest Washington Permittees.

Contact: Lisa Werre, City of Sammamish     Anne Dettelbach, City of Redmond
Administrative Support: Laurie Larson, Washington Stormwater Center

Southwest Washington Coordinators Forum
Information sharing and networking covering a wide-range of permit-related topics in Southwest Washington (primarily communities from Aberdeen to Washougal).
Meeting Schedule 2019:

          January 16, April 17, July 17, October 16

Contact: Rod Swanson, Clark County

West Sound Stormwater Manager's Coordination Group
Phase II permit compliance and related topics (primarily in West Sound communities on the Kitsap Peninsula).

Contact: Anja Hart, City of Poulsbo

STORM (STormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities)
STORM is a coalition of 81 Western Washington cities and counties that have worked together since 2007 to achieve our NPDES Stormwater permit obligations. By working together, our region-wide and local stormwater outreach efforts are more effective, consistent, and cost efficient.

Upcoming STORM Quarterly Meetings:
September TBD, King County, 9:30-12:30


South Sound Phase II Coordinator's Group
Pierce County, City of Tacoma and neighboring Phase II permittees meet bi-monthly to share Public Education and Outreach resources and NPDES compliance related topics and information.

Contact: Kurt Fremont, City of Tacoma

North Sound Coordinators Forum
Information sharing and networking covering a wide range of permit-related topics (primarily Snohomish County communities). 
Contact: Brooke Ensor (360-363-8288), City of Marysville NPDES Coordinator 

APWA Stormwater Managers Committee
Topics cover stormwater research, regulatory perspectives (federal, state, and local), as well as strategies for stormwater program management. There is time for in-depth discussions of key water quality issues. Participation is open to all stormwater professionals.

Meetings are held the third Friday of odd numbered months from 9AM - 3PM.
Contact: Maureen Meehan, Pierce County / Paul Fendt, Parametrix