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Updated 07/2013

Storm and Surface Water Public Education

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Introduction

The Department of Ecology's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II permit requires the permittee to include an education program aimed at residents, businesses, industries, elected officials, policy makers, planning staff and other employees of the permittee. Minimum performance standards are provided. See earlier versions of the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit, Section S5(C)(1) (Adobe Acrobat Document), modified 2009 and the Eastern Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit, Section S5 (B)(1) (Adobe Acrobat Document), modified 2009.

The Department of Ecology's NPDES Phase II Western Washington and Eastern Washington permits requires the permittee to provide ongoing opportunities for public involvement through advisory councils, watershed committees, participation in developing rate-structures, stewardship programs, environmental activities or other similar activities. Minimum performance standards are provided.

This page provides resources for public education and outreach and sample illustrations. See also the overview page, The Need for Storm and Surface Water Management and the Water Resources and Water Quality page that provides clean water program examples.

Public Education and Outreach Resources

Stormwater Citizen Advisory Councils

A few examples of opportunities for public involvement through advisory councils are included here.

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