The City of Issaquah works throughout the year to protect water quality and reduce the discharge of pollutants into the stormwater system.
Information about these efforts is collected in the draft Stormwater Management Program report, a document created to educate the public about stormwater pollution, outline steps to reduce harmful discharges and limit runoff in environmentally-sensitive areas. The draft report is available for download now.
The Stormwater Management Program report is available for public comment through March 15.
Under a municipal stormwater permit for Western Washington, the City of Issaquah is authorized to discharge stormwater into “waters of the state,” including Issaquah Creek and Lake Sammamish, if the city takes action to prevent stormwater pollution.
The permit requires the City of Issaquah to create and implement a Stormwater Management Program, which outlines the city’s plan to develop and implement:
• Public education and outreach
• Public involvement and participation • Illicit discharge detection and elimination
• Controlling stormwater runoff from construction sites • Operations and maintenance of stormwater facilities after construction
Contact Environmental Science Associate Dana Zlateff via email or at 425-837-3418 with questions or comments about the draft Stormwater Management Program report.