Stormwater Division

Stormwater Division building with cars parked in its lot

Purpose

The Stormwater Utility is operated and maintained by one Stormwater employee with assistance from Street Department personnel.

The storm drainage infrastructure consists of: 

  • Catch basins
  • Dikes
  • Drainage ditches
  • Inlets
  • Pumps
  • Storm drain lines
  • Tide gates

The Stormwater Department maintains 21.2 miles of open ditches, around 8 miles of culverts, 5 miles of flood dikes and also 17 storm water pump stations spread out across the city.

Public Participation Welcome

The City is committed to creating opportunities for the public to participate in the decision-making processes involving the development, implementation and update of the City’s NPDES Phase II Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP). Please email Kevin Eldred any comments and suggestions.

Construction Stormwater General Permit

Annual Stormwater Permit, Reports & Plans

Stormwater Management action plan (SMAP)

The City is in the process of developing a stormwater management action plan for the catchment area of Fry Creek as required through the City's NPDES permit from Ecology.  The goal of this plan is to identify management practices to improve the water quality and reduce flooding of Fry Creek.