We provide technical assistance in environmental engineering to other Public Works and Planning departments. Our focus is to provide viable information so we can better serve our City departments as well as our citizens. There are many new environmental laws that we must comply with… such as storm water management and salmon protection. We hope to offer solutions that can enhance our natural resources. Please do your part to help preserve the quality of our water and the environment.
Water Quality of Stormwater, Rivers, and Streams
How Can I Improve Water Quality?
Water quality is important to all people, wildlife, and the natural habitat. Each person, animal, and resource must co-exist with each other in order to maintain and have viable water resources for the future. Some things that can affect water quality are:
There is a delicate balance to reach optimum water quality. As time progresses, with better technology and improved awareness, we hope to reach this ideal water quality level.
Federal laws, such as the Clean Water Act, make it mandatory to identify polluted waterbodies, and we must submit these to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Our City has ordinances and policies so we are in compliance with these laws and regulations. If you would like more information, please take a look at our links.
In early 2010 the Greater Tacoma Community Partnership Foundation awarded the City of
The total efforts included volunteers from many organizations including: NW Christian School, Cub Scout Troop #525 led by Eagle Scout Candidate Brian Cropp, The Lions Club, Light Dental Studio and individual volunteers organized by the co-sponsors: Pierce Conservation District Stream Team.
Go and see this great accomplishment! The start of the walking trail is on