Surface Water Management
Surface Water Management Program - Annual Report (UPDATED MAY 13, 2020)
As required by the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the City of Edgewood must maintain coverage under the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit. A key requirement of this permit is the City's Surface Water Management Program (SWMP) annual report to Edgewood's citizens and DOE:
- 2022 Annual Report (PDF)
- 2022 Stormwater Management Plan (PDF)
- Description of Coordination Mechanisms (PDF)
- DOE Submittal Content (PDF)
- DOE Submittal Cover Letter (PDF)
- Incident Response Log (PDF)
- Public Education and Outreach Summary (PDF)
Clean Water Act (CWA)
The CWA prohibits anyone from discharging "pollutants" through a "point source" into a "water of the United States" unless they have National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. This permit contains limits on what you can discharge, monitoring and reporting requirements, and other provisions to ensure that the discharge does not hurt water quality or people's health. In essence, the permit translates general requirements of the CWA into specific provisions tailored to the operations of each person discharging pollutants. View more information about NPDES (PDF).
Every city in Western Washington is required to participate in the NPDES program, produce the annual report documents, and make them available to the public. For answers to common questions about the NPDES permit and program, visit the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA's) website. A brief overview of storm and surface water services and programs is available (PDF).