Weigh in on draft stormwater management plan

Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the city’s draft stormwater management plan and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System annual report during the Environmental Services Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3.

Bellevue must submit a stormwater management plan each year to the state Department of Ecology as a requirement of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit. The plan describes actions the city is taking and will take in the upcoming year to meet federal water quality protection requirements. Bellevue is one of more than 100 communities in Washington that must implement requirements for its stormwater permit, as mandated by the federal Clean Water Act.

All comments received on the draft plan will be considered before it is approved for submittal to Ecology. Details on the plan are available at the Utilities Department’s Stormwater Management page.  

The public hearing will be held virtually via Zoom webinar. Details on how to participate and provide written and oral communication can be found at the Environmental Services Commission and on the meeting agenda, published one week prior to the scheduled meeting.

For additional information on the public hearing, please contact Don McQuilliams at 425-452-7865 or [email protected]

Source: City News