NPDES Stormwater Permit
How You Can Get Involved
There are several ways to get involved in helping the County control stormwater problems.
Talk to County staff. Call Bill Leif at (425) 388-3148 or send him an e-mail. Bill is Snohomish County's NPDES municipal permit coordinator, and he can give you information on the permit, what County government is doing, and the names of people to talk to who lead specific projects in which you might be able to get involved.
Take part in project-specific public involvement efforts. Attend public forums and public hearings on revisions to the County codes, EDDS, and Drainage Manual that will be adopted in 2010. You can also contact Gregg Farris at (425) 388-6454 or send him an e-mail to learn whether stormwater capital projects are planned for your neighborhood, and learn how to get involved in these projects.
Take part in the County public education and outreach program. Contact Suzi Wong Swint at (425) 388-6476 or send her an e-mail. Suzi can let you know about the County's education, outreach, and stewardship programs related to stormwater, water quality, salmon recovery, and other topics. You can also view the Surface Water Management Division Community Outreach and Stewardship Programs Web page.
Review and comment on the County's budget, and attend the County Council's public hearings on the budget. This is one of the most direct ways to affect all future actions taken by the County, not just those related to the permit. The County Executive typically submits the budget to the County Council in August. The County Executive Office Web page posts information about the budget prior to submittal each year.
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