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As residents of the rainy Pacific Northwest, we might assume that clean, fresh water will always be ours for the asking. But pollution, urbanization and other population pressures challenge this assumption.
Clark County administers the Clean Water Program to safeguard the quality of our water and comply with the federal Clean Water Act. The program's primary activities include stormwater capital improvements, water quality monitoring, public education and outreach, regulations and enforcement and stormwater maintenance. As the county's population continues to increase, the Clean Water Program is committed to keeping our waterways clean for people, fish and wildlife.
Stormwater Manual Update - Clark County has submitted the updated draft stormwater code and manual to the Washington Department of Ecology in June 2014. The review will be issued in early 2015 and Clark County will update a final version for adoption in late 2015. More>>
Phase I Permit update - The Department of Ecology has updated the NPDES Phase I Municipal Stormwater Permit (2014) and is available on their website. Updates were issued December 17, 2014.
Fee rates and payment due dates
Current and recently completed projects developed to collect and treat polluted storm runoff
County efforts to protect the declining salmon and steelhead population
Maintenance standards for public and private stormwater facilities
Stormwater plan, code and manual update process and Clean Water Commission meeting notes
Programs and resources to help improve our clean water habits and our community's water resources.
To report spills, dumping into surface water or storm drains, and illicit sewer and waste water connections to the stormwater drainage system, call: Washington Department of Ecology 24-hour Surface Water Quality and Spill Complaint line: (800) 258-5990. Refer to the report a spill web page for more contact information.