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:
- Public Education and Outreach;
- Public Involvement and Participation;
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination;
- Construction Site Run-Off; and
- Operations and Maintenance of Post Construction Stormwater Facilities.
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PUBLIC EDUCATION & INFORMATION
Birding Trails, September 2013 PSSH Article
Qualco Digester - August 2013 PSSH Article
Vision Quest, July 2013 PSSH Article
A Healthy Watershed is Everyone’s Business TV Pages & Brochure, August 2011
Natural Yard Care Summer TV
Pages, Pages July 2011
Natural Yard Care Spring TV Pages, June 2011
Car washers seeing more
rules on soapy runoff, Seattle Times 7/10/09
King County Stormwater Program
Washington State Department of Ecology
Building Soil Foundation for Success
Construction Projects that disturb more than one acre need a Construction Stormwater General Permit (Click Link for more information)
While the Permit went into effect in February of 2007, the permit itself phases program implementation requirements out over the next four years.
The City encourages public comment and participation in the development and implementation of the SWMP throughout the four year process. We plan to utilize the following venues in an effort to keep our residents informed on the progress of the SWMP, so they can provide comments and input as the SWMP develops:
The City will also try to encourage citizens to assist in ensuring that discharges to the drainage system do not include harmful chemicals. One of the ways to do that will be to stencil reminders similar to the one shown near drains, as well as provide tips on how individuals can cut back on harmful discharges. Please contact Boyd Benson, City Engineer, at 425-788-3434 or
Email Stormwater with any questions, comments, or suggestions.
- This web page;
- Updates through the City's newsletter; and
- Future public meetings to let the community provide input.
Illicit Discharge Hotline|
425.419.3748, (after hours, Emergency Only)
Non-emergency information may also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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2012 SWMP Annual Report
Prepared March 2013
2012 Community Survey
2011 SWMP Annual Report
Prepared March 2012
Maintenance Yard SWPPP
Updated March 2012
2010 SWMP Annual Report
2009 Community Survey
2009 STORM Annual Report