Public Comments Requested - Stormwater Management Program
Redmond residents are invited to provide comments on the 2013 Stormwater Management Program. This program 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. Stormwater has been identified as a significant pollutant source, and these efforts are designed to improve the quality of water in lakes and streams. The draft document is available online or by calling (425) 556-2822.

Comments can be provided via e-mail to pholte@redmond.gov or via mail addressed to:
Peter Holte
City of Redmond
Public Works Department
15670 NE 85 Street, MS:2NPW
Redmond, WA 98052.

This program is part of the City’s compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) municipal stormwater permit that was issued by Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) in 2007. As part of its cleanup strategy for Puget Sound, Ecology has used its NPDES permitting authority to issue stormwater discharge permits to over 100 municipalities in Western Washington. Redmond developed the stormwater management program to meet permit requirements.

Stormwater pollution results from everyday activities such as driving, land development, and even yard care. Cleaning up stormwater will involve both reducing the amount of pollution that we put onto the landscape (source control), and removing contaminants from runoff before it reaches local waters (treatment).

For more information about the City’s Storm and Surface Water Management Programs, contact Peter Holte, Redmond Public Works Department, at 425-556-2822 or pholte@redmond.gov. To learn more about the State Department of Ecology stormwater permit, search “Phase II Western WA Stormwater Permit” [03.04.13]