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Mar. 27, 2017 King County

Share your opinions on King County’s plan for stormwater runoff management

Share your opinions on King County’s plan for stormwater runoff management

Father and child near Puget SoundThe Washington State Department of Ecology named stormwater runoff as the No. 1 water pollution problem in the state’s urban areas and the largest source of pollution to Puget Sound.

To review the plan, go to kingcounty.gov/stormwater. Feedback is welcome through March 31. King County will respond to all comments and include them in the final plan sent to the Department of Ecology.

Every year, King County and other counties, cities, and many businesses across Washington State update their plans to manage stormwater and ask for public comment. The plans are part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination permit to protect water quality and are required by the federal Clean Water Act. King County’s draft Stormwater Management Program Plan is now available for review.

Programs include modernizing and replacing old pipes and treatment systems, how to reduce impacts from increased stormwater flows and about tackling water pollution problems.

King County will continue to focus on the effects of stormwater flows on natural and water systems and in developed areas, and monitoring data as part of watershed-scale stormwater planning. 

 

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