Stormwater Public Education & Outreach

Puget Sound is in trouble. . .  

You are the solution
Together, we can fix it.

Edmonds' enjoys just over 5 miles of shoreline on Puget Sound.  The city itself covers nearly 9 square miles.

The vast majority of rainfall and snowmelt in the city results in flowing stormwater as it moves downhill by way of a few natural streams and a large network of over 7000 storm drains and underground pipes.

This drainage system ends at several points on the Sound, carrying with it any pollutants picked up along the way.  Many of the city residents may be unknowingly adding to this pollution through common everyday activities like driving our vehicles or working in one's yard.

The Puget Sound Starts Here awareness campaign makes the connection between common activities and the health of the Sound and offers ways for us to be part of the solution in making the Sound cleaner.


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Puget Sounds Starts Here





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Low Impact Development


Storm Drain Stenciling


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Streamside Stewardship


Outreach Resources


Car Washing in Edmonds

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City of Edmonds Residential Rain Garden Project, Round 2!

March 17, 2016

We're installing our second rain garden cluster in Edmonds!  The City of Edmonds is again partnering with the Snohomish Conservation District and WSU Extension, and for our second project, we're installing a rain garden cluster on 3rd Avenue S and 2nd Avenue S.  Construction starts the week of April 20, 2016.  A community planting event is scheduled from 3:30 to 6 pm on Saturday, May 7, 2016.  If you're interested in helping out with the planting event, or have questions about the Residential Rain Garden Progam, contact Mike Cawrse, City of Edmonds Stormwater Technician, at 425-771-0220 or  Or stop by the Watershed Fun Fair at the Willow Creek Hatchery from 11 to 3 pm on May 7 and learn how rain gardens and healthy soil can help protect Puget Sound!

Contact Stormwater NPDES

Long Range Planning
Stormwater Construction Projects
Robert Edwards, P.E.
Stormwater Engineer
(425) 771-0220, x1323

NPDES Compliance
Stormwater Outreach & Education
Stormwater Facility Inspections
Michael Cawrse
Engineering Technician 

Public Works Engineering Division
City Hall - Second Floor
121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020

Phone: (425) 771-0220
Fax: (425) 672-5750

Public Hours:
8:00am to 4:30pm - M, T, Th, F
Wed 8:30am to Noon

Closed Weekends and Holidays

Engineering Capital Project Staff
Engineering Development Staff