REPORT A SPILL and Illicit Discharges
Do you see signs of a pollutant spill in or near a storm drain or water body?
During normal working hours please contact the Public Works Department at 425.771.0235
For AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES: Call 911 - the operator will dispatch a utility crew member as required.
Illicit Discharges - Illicit discharges are regulated by Edmonds City Code section 7.200. Pollutants may include, but are not limited to: paints, varnishes, and solvents; oil and other automotive fluids; pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers, hazardous substances and wastes; sewage, fecal coliform and pathogens; dissolved and particulate metals; animal wastes; wastes and residues that result from constructing a building or structure; noxious or offensive matter; and non-hazardous substances or materials that may cause or contribute to pollution.
Notification of Spills - The person or company responsible for the premises or operation in which a known or suspected release of materials has occurred shall take all necessary steps to ensure the discovery, containment, and cleanup of such release.
The Engineering Division reviews development projects for compliance with City stormwater requirements. These requirements are intended to ensure that the construction of a project and the resulting developed site do not create flooding or erosion impacts to public or private property and do not negatively affect the quality of surface water bodies. The most recent code revision was in 2010. This revision update included changes to ensure compliance with the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit, issued by the Department of Ecology. The following resources may be helpful when designing your development project.
Edmonds Community Development Code (ECDC) - ECDC 18.30 is the stormwater chapter of the development code. The requirements of the chapter are minimum requirements. Compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations is still required.
Stormwater Code Supplement (5.59MB) - The stormwater supplement was adopted as Exhibit A to ECDC 18.30. The Supplement provides direction for implementing the stormwater management requirements of ECDC 18.30.
Low Impact Development (LID) -
The City of Edmonds strongly encourages the implementation of low impact development techniques whenever feasible. For more information on LID please visit the Sustainability section of our website by clicking on the link to the right.
Storm & Surface Water Management Comprehensive Plan
The comprehensive plan identifies and proposes solutions to known flooding, water quality and habitat problems. It details the actions necessary to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State and local requirements, especially the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit. In addition, it present is an operation and maintenance plan, capital improvement plan, and financial plan to address the first two items.
Stormwater System Maintenance
City - City crews perform maintenance activities on the entire storm drainage system, including inspection and cleaning of catch basins, street sweeping, emergency flooding response, creek maintenance, inspection and monitoring of private stormwater detention systems.
Private Property Owners - Private property owners are responsible for properly maintaining the stormwater infrastructure on their property to ensure it operates as designed. The City has developed an inspection program to ensure private property owners are properly maintaining their stormwater systems.
Stormwater Construction Projects
Public Works and Capital Improvement Projects - Current captial projects, city projects and information on the City's six year capital improvement program can be found under the Capital Improvement Program Menu on the left hand side of the screen. For more information on Public Works Projects that are currently under construction please click here or on the Public Works Project icon to the right....
Private Development Projects - Improvements to the City's stormwater system are also completed by private contractors in conjunction with private development projects permitted by the City. The Engineering Division reviews and approves construction plans and performs field inspections to ensure the work is completed in accordance with City standards.
Active Stormwater Projects -