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 Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit (Permit), issued by the state Department of Ecology, covers 80 plus cities, including Edmonds. The Permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater runoff from municipal stormwater systems into the state’s surface waters (i.e., streams, rivers, lakes, sounds, wetlands, etc.) and groundwater as long as municipalities implement Permit-specified actions and activities known as Best Management Practices (BMPs) to protect these receiving waters. The City of Edmonds’ Public Works Department, Engineering and Storm Divisions run a comprehensive program to ensure compliance with the Permit requirements.
The permit requires that all affected municipalities create and implement a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP), which addresses the five required program elements. These elements are:
· Public Education and Outreach
· Public Involvement and Participation
· Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE)
· Controlling Runoff from New Development, Redevelopment, and Construction Sites
· Municipal Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Each of these required elements has different implementation schedules but all program elements must be fully implemented within the five-year permit term.
Each Permittee must annually prepare written documentation of the SWMP, called the SWMP Plan. This Plan is intended to be a forward-looking document describing the set of actions and activities (BMPs) the Permittee intends to complete in the upcoming calendar year to comply with the Permit. A link to the most current SWMP Plan is below:
· 2014 Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) Plan
The cost of Edmonds stormwater utility service is included in a combined municipal utility bill.
The Utility Billing Division is located on the first floor of City Hall at 121 - 5th Ave N, Edmonds.
To activate water and sewer at your home or place of business, please call 425.771.0241.
Utility bills can be paid in person, by mail or online. Click Here to pay bill online!
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....
Active Stormwater Projects -
November 15th, 2012
238th St SW Stormwater Improvements
Storm & Surface Water 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.
Storm & Surface Water Comprehensive Plan Documents (October 2010)