How The City Protects Stormwater

The Stormwater Division is responsible for maintaining the natural and developed storm and surface water conveyance systems
  • These actions come about under regulatory requirements through the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II permit issued by the Washington State Department of Ecology
Work includes:
  • Public education and outreach
  • Inspection of commercial and multifamily housing sites for proper operation and maintenance of stormwater treatment and control facilities
  • Identification of illicit discharges to the stormwater system
  • Spill cleanup response for accidental discharges
  • Water quality monitoring for Lake Ballinger