Stormwater Management is part of Puyallup's Public Works Engineering Division, managing the City's NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permit, implementing stormwater-related capital projects, and providing technical assistance to other City Departments. The Stormwater Management section implements programs and projects in the city to meet our permit requirements including managing the city's stormwater and supporting water quality in our local waterways.
To view the current NPDES requirements and associated reports, please view the Clean Water & NPDES page.
Read about the Stormwater section's current projects and programs to learn more, and please do your part to help preserve the quality of our water and the environment. Take a look at Puyallup's rain gardens or the Citizen's Guide to Protecting Our Waters page to see how every citizen can do their part to help.
Meeker Creek Stream and Riparian Restoration
Another public meeting is scheduled to review the completed permitting process, design direction, next steps, and anticipation remaining schedule through construction. The public is encouraged to attend and provide feedback and comments on the project.
Looking for volunteer work for your group? Need an Eagle Scout project? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. wa.us to talk about opportunities at our riparian and stream restoration sites for trail maintenance, weed clearing, and native planting.
Streamside Planting Program
Streamside property owners can support water quality in our local waterways by planting native trees and shrubs on their stream banks. Riparian zones are the vegetated areas next to streams and rivers that creates wildlife and fish habitat as well as provide shade to the waters, and help capture and filter stormwater runoff.
Join the City's Streamside Planting program and receive FREE native plants and planning support to design your riparian area. Contact Joy via email, or call 253-841-5549 to learn more.
Rainwater Harvesting with Puyallup's Rain Garden Program
Puyallup's Rain Garden Program promotes rain gardens, permeable pavements, and rain barrel installations in the City by offering cost-share and reimbursement options to residents. In the program, approved participants can received up to a $75 reimbursement for a new rain barrel. View the brochure for more information on the rain barrel reimbursement opportunity or visit the Puyallup Rain Garden Program web page for full details on the Rain Garden Program.
Please visit the City's Calendar page to read about general City Events.
Please call 253-770-3336 to report any spill or discharges other than surface and ground waters into the City storm drain system. Life threatening emergencies should use 911. Learn more.
Read through information on Puyallup's Rain Garden Program to learn about past installations, view photographs, and find links to resources to build your own rain garden.