Everett Wants To Know What You Think About Stormwater

March 26, 2017

Everett Government

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Photo courtesy City of Everett.

Stormwater. Not exactly the sexiest, most-exciting topic on one’s mind but given all the rain we’ve had over the last six months it may be moving up your list. The City of Everett is asking residents to comment on the stormwater plan for this year so here’s the information if you are so inclined…

The City of Everett developed a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) in 2017 to meet the requirements of the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit. Yearly updates of the program are required.

The City’s SWMP document describes actions the city will take throughout 2017 to maintain compliance with the Permit’s SWMP conditions, which are designed to reduce stormwater runoff pollution to Everett’s waterways.

The Municipal Stormwater Permit is a requirement of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits Program in the Federal Clean Water Act. Permit authority in Washington state has been delegated to the State Department of Ecology. Ecology issued a Phase II Municipal Stormwater General Permit to more than 100 municipalities, including Everett, in 2013.

The updated 2017 SWMP information can be found on the City’s website at everettwa.gov/SWMP, or call 425-257-8800 to have a copy mailed to you. There is no deadline for submitting comments or questions on this document. Address comments and questions to Heather Griffin by email at hgriffin@everettwa.gov or call 425-257-7206.


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