The City of Redmond is launching a Stormwater Source Control and business inspection program to help prevent stormwater pollution from businesses and government properties. This program implements federal and state requirements, but more importantly, it helps keep our streams, lakes, and groundwater healthy for residents, businesses, and wildlife.
What is Stormwater Source Control?
Stormwater source control is an approach to finding potential pollution sources and stopping them from mixing with rainwater and entering a stormdrain. Depending on your location within Redmond, runoff from your property will either infiltrate (flow into groundwater), flow to the City’s stormwater drainage system, or travel directly to a nearby creek, river, wetland, or lake. Redmond Stormwater Source Control staff work with businesses and property owners to identify potential pollution sources before the stormwater drainage system or surface waters are impacted. Stormwater Source Control staff share information on stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) to help reduce and remove these potential pollution sources and help enforce city pollution prevention codes.
What are Source Control Best Management Practices (also called BMPs)?
BMPs are devices and actions that reduce or prevent pollution. Some stormwater BMPs make sense to implement at every location: