Stormwater Utility Billing Notice
The city began billing for stormwater services as of January 2019. Credit applications for properties with engineered stormwater systems are still being processed. Engineered stormwater systems need to be certified by a professional engineer and will be reviewed by the City to see if they comply with Stormwater Standards and whether they are eligible for a credit.
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN
In 2013, the City of College Place was placed on notice by the State of Washington Department of Ecology that the City would be regulated under Phase 2 of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). In order to prepare for regulation, the City hired Parametrix, Inc. in June 2017 to begin putting together a stormwater plan to inclue establishing a municipal stormwater utility. The utility is a vehicle by which municipal ratepayers pay a fee for the city to establish stormwater detention/retention facilities or treat stormwater via passive methods. The City received a grant from the State Department of Ecology for over $90,000 to begin a Stormwater Utility Master Plan. Information on the Stormwater Utility Planning and Rate Formation Process is located here.
The City's Stormwater Management Plan documents the status of the City's current stormwater system, current plans and programs, and future efforts to comply with the City's NPDES permit. The current plan can be found here and continues to be updated. Public comments on the plan can be emailed to Stormwater Management Plan Comments.
For more information - Contact Mr. Robert Gordon - City Engineer at (509)-394-8525 or email@example.com
Stormwater Management Manual for Eastern Washington - State manual which dictates design standards for stormwater facilities in Eastern Washington State. (2004)
- Department of Ecology: Stormwater - State website on stormwater treatment and guidelines.
- MRSC: Stormwater - State of Washington local government technical assistance non-profit which has information on regulations pertaining to stormwater.
- Only Rain Down the Drain - Toolkit on what residents and businesses can do to ensure clean stormwater.
- Washington Stormwater Center - Organization dedicated to research and technical assistance pertaining to stormwater mitigation.