The Puget Sound Action Team has assumed a leadership role in promoting "low impact development" (LID) techniques, specifically in relation to stormwater management.
In 2010, the Department of Community Development was awarded a federal grant to help educate and assist landowners with project design and permitting to encourage low impact stormwater management (Low Impact Development or LID) methods and other sustainable development solutions to environmental regulatory requirements.
The 2019 State Department of Ecology Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington can be accessed from Ecology's stormwater information website.
On December 13, 2002, Jefferson County adopted the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington as the set of stormwater management standards for all new development and redevelopment in Jefferson County.
More InformationFor more information about stormwater management standards and regulations, contact DCD. For technical questions related to stormwater management requirements for land division, commercial, and industrial development proposals, contact the Department of Public Works.
Additionally, the State Department of Ecology has a site dedicated to stormwater management with links to more information and useful tools. For example, Ecology offers guidance material for developing an NPDES-compliant Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan for industrial projects.
The has assumed a leadership role in promoting "low impact development" (LID) techniques, specifically in relation to stormwater management. Information related to LID can be found on the Action Team's .