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City of Auburn accepting comments on the 2014 Stormwater Management Program Plan

The City of Auburn is requesting comments on the draft 2014 Stormwater Management Program Plan. Comments can be submitted in writing to the Water Quality Programs Coordinator, Department of Public Works, 25 West Main Street, Auburn, WA 98001. Comments must be received by close of business March 3. There will be a Public Hearing at the March 3 City Council Meeting where comments will also be accepted.

The City of Auburn is regulated under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) municipal stormwater permit issued by the Washington State Department of Ecology. Requirements of the Permit include the development and annual update of a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) which details the actions and activities to be implemented by the City in order to reduce the discharge of pollutants.

The SWMP is to include measures related to public education and outreach, public involvement and participation, illicit discharge detention and elimination, controlling runoff from new development, redevelopment and construction sites, and municipal operations and maintenance. The Permit lists specific actions and methods that the City must implement through the SWMP.

For more information on the SWMP or the NPDES permit, visit the stormwater permit webpage or contact Chris Thorn at 253-804-5065 or via email.