Industrial Stormwater

Industrial Stormwater

Industrial Stormwater

Stormwater is the number one pollution source in Puget Sound. Each year, the Puget Sound basin sees an average of more than 370 billion gallons of stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces, such as roadways and urban spaces.

The stormwater can’t penetrate these surfaces and soak into the ground; so it keeps moving and gets contaminated along the way with pollutants such as motor oil, industrial and household chemicals, and bacteria from pet waste. Approximately 30 tons of pollutants end up in the Puget Sound ecosystem every day.

The Industrial Stormwater Community of Interest (ISCOI) was formed to combat this widespread problem. Our long-term goal is to improve water quality in the Puyallup River Watershed, starting in the Tacoma Tideflats and expanding into South Tacoma/Nalley Valley.

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AREAS OF FOCUS

Industrial chipyard in tidelands

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Regulatory Assistance

We know that stormwater regulations are complicated. To assist you in navigating the regulatory maze, we provide tools to comply with stormwater management requirements.

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Industrial Outreach

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Technical Assistance

Here you can find effective stormwater best management practices (BMPs), case studies, and helpful ideas from other businesses.

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Kajaker

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Community Action

A better informed community can also help make great strides in cleaning up our water. Empowering people of the Watershed with ideas, tools and programs to improve homeowner stormwater is a win for all.

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