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Stormwater Manager


 
Will Noonan
(360) 835-2662 ext 205 

Washougal Stormwater Department

In general terms, stormwater is rainfall or snowmelt that flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces such as rooftops, driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent stormwater runoff from naturally soaking into the ground. Stormwater runoff can pick up pollutants such as fertilizers, pesticides, animal waste, debris, and oil, among other toxins. This untreated runoff flows into storm drains and eventually reaches streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans.

 

The stormwater and sanitary sewer systems are separate. The runoff that enters the stormwater system is treated in a stormwater facility before being released to a local waterway. Stormwater is not piped to the wastewater treatment plant which is why it is so important to properly maintain the many independent stormwater facilities around the City.

Stormwater

Stormwater and the City of Washougal

The City of Washougal has developed a comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP), outlining the City's efforts to prevent stormwater pollution and minimize runoff. Generally, the SWMP has five components: public education, public outreach and involvement, the formation of an illicit dumping elimination program, modified regulations for new and redevelopment and construction, as well as a pollution prevention program to be implemented within City operations. Currently, the City is responsible for the maintenance of 1500 catch basins and 25 detention ponds. Washougal's unique location on the banks of the Columbia River makes it extremely important that stormwater runoff be adequately treated and discharged in the cleanest form possible. The Columbia is not only comprised of the water that runs between its banks, but also of all the water that enters from the communities that line its shores. Working together, the City of Washougal and its community can improve the quality of our valuable water resources, ensuring availability to future generations.

 

 To Report Stormwater Pollution: 

Call (360) 835-2662

After Hours Call

(360) 696-0777

 

Staff Directory

Public Works: (360) 835-2662

Will Noonan
Stormwater Manager
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Extension 205

Travis Giesler
Stormwater Lead Maintenance Worker
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Extension 213

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Contact Information

Washougal City Hall
1701 C Street
Washougal, WA  98671
 
Office: 360.835.8501
Fax: 360.835.8808
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