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Stormwater Management Program Report,
Draft 3/31/2014 Update
Duvall residents are invited to provide comments by March 24, 2014 on the 2013 Stormwater Management Program which identifies the City’s strategies to engage and educate the public about stormwater management, prevent spills and dumping into the stormwater system, and require development projects to control and treat runoff. These efforts will improve the quality of water in lakes and streams.
The draft document is available online HERE, at Duvall City Hall, or by calling 425.788.3434.
A Public Hearing will be held at the March 13th City Council Meeting. Comments can also be provided via e-mail to Email Stormwater or via mail addressed to the City of Duvall Public Works Department, PO Box 1300, Duvall, WA 98019.
What is NPDES?
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a federal permit that regulates stormwater and wastewater discharges to waters of the State. While it is a federal permit, the regulatory authority has been passed to Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE).
The Permit, which became effective February 16, 2007, authorizes the discharge of stormwater to surface and ground waters from Duvall's storm drainage system. Requirements of the Permit include the development of a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) which details the actions and activities to be implemented by the City in order to reduce the discharge of pollutants.
What is a SWMP?
The permit requires that all affected municipalities create and implement a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) which addresses five required program elements:
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While the Permit went into effect in February of 2007, the permit itself phases program implementation requirements out over the next four years.
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