King County Natural Resources Dept. Updates Stormwater Plan

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

Videos from King County Stormwater Services:

View more in the Stormwater Video Library.

Provide your input:

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:

Presentations on the Stormwater Management Program to interest groups are available by request. Please email King County at  Sustainable West Seattle also provides Stormwater education through our Tox-Ick program.