Puget Sound is in trouble. You know that through the SWS Tox-Ick program. Find out what King County is doing about it, and what more you can do to help.
Stormwater, or polluted runoff, is the leading contributor to reduced water quality in Puget Sound, and a significant pollution source of our nation’s waters.
As part of an ongoing commitment to protect public health and improve environmental conditions in our streams, rivers, lakes and Puget Sound, King County annually reviews and updates its overall stormwater management plan. The plan details the efforts of the County to comply with its Clean Water Act stormwater discharge permit, and we are interested in getting your feedback on its development and implementation.
To learn more about polluted runoff, its impacts on the environment, how King County is addressing the issue, and how you can help minimize impacts on our local waters, watch these short videos. Share your thoughts with King County by taking our online stormwater survey, or sending us a comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Videos from King County Stormwater Services:
- Video #1: Stormwater matters
- Video #2: Stormwater matters: How we got here
- Video #3: Stormwater matters: 10 steps to success
- Video #4: Stormwater matters: Yes, you can make a difference
Provide your input:
- Tell King County what you think about how we are managing stormwater by taking the online stormwater survey;
- Read a detailed description of the stormwater plan;
- Let King County know what you think. Send us your comments via email to email@example.com or through the U.S. mail by to the Stormwater Management Team, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104.
Public comment on the program will be accepted through March 9.
Test your stormwater knowledge:
Take King County’s the new Stormwater quiz.
For more information about stormwater, please visit:
- Overview of the King County Stormwater Management Program;
- Answers to frequently asked questions;
- King County stormwater services website;
- 2012 Draft King County Stormwater Management Program;
- King County’s Municipal NPDES Stormwater Permit (Washington State Department of Ecology website)
Presentations on the Stormwater Management Program to interest groups are available by request. Please email King County at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sustainable West Seattle also provides Stormwater education through our Tox-Ick program.