Stormwater Management in Clark County
As residents of the rainy Pacific Northwest, we might assume that clean, fresh water in our streams and rivers will always be ours for the asking. But pollution, urbanization and other population pressures challenge this assumption.
Clark County administers the Clean Water Division to safeguard the quality of our streams, rivers and lakes and comply with the federal Clean Water Act and state regulations. 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 Division is committed to keeping our waterways clean for people, fish and wildlife. Click here for an overview of our program.
Updates to Stormwater Code and Manual - Starting January 8, 2016, the new updates to stormwater related codes and the Clark County Stormwater Manual (CCSM) will become effective. These codes and manual are deemed to comply with the Department of Ecology Phase I Municipal Stormwater Permit. More >>
Water Protection Tip for the Month - Does your business use a dumpster? Make sure that it is in proper working order to minimize the threat of stormwater pollution. If a dumpster is left open, it can collect water and leak polluted water onto nearby hard surfaces. Contact your service provider if you see a leak and learn more about how to keep your dumpster area from being a threat to stormwater. More >>
Low Impact Development overview - New stormwater regulations in 2016 require the use of LID where feasible for new development or redevelopment projects in Clark County. Learn more about the various LID features, locations of LID in Clark County and upcoming trainings about LID. More >>
Clean water fee - Fee rates and payment due dates
Clean water projects - Current and recently completed projects developed to collect and treat polluted storm runoff
Salmon and steelhead protection - County efforts to protect the declining salmon and steelhead population
Stormwater facility maintenance - Maintenance standards for public and private stormwater facilities
Stormwater management - Stormwater plan, code and manual regulations and Clean Water Commission meeting notes
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. More information (including on-line form) at:
For more information about the Clean Water Division programs, call (360) 397-2121x 4345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.