As a result of regulations in the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA), municipalities are required to comply with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. This federal permit regulates wastewater and stormwater that is discharged into U.S. waters and waters of the state, including rivers, lakes, streams, and all underground waters and aquifers.
The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) is the regulatory authority for the NPDES permit. Ecology issued the most-recent NPDES Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit for Western Washington in August 2013. This permit will remain in effect for five years.
Puyallup's Stormwater Management Program Report (SWMPR)
One of the requirements of the NPDES permit is the development and implementation of a Stormwater Management Program Report (SWMPR). The SWMPR, as described in the NPDES Permit, is a planning tool used to describe a municipality's current implementation of the permit, as well as plans for implementing the program in the coming calendar year.
2013 Stormwater Annual Report
The 2013 Stormwater Annual Report, is not required this year by the Phase II NPDES permit. However, the City completed the report to maintain in its files for consistency and review of work completed and adherence to permit requirements. The annual report and referenced attachments are linked below.
2013 Annual Report (without Attachments)
The report references several attachments, which provide supplemental information about the reporting requirements. Each attachment is linked below as a separate file: