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Public Works: Stormwater

Stormwater is runoff from rain and snow. A system of gutters, ditches and storm drains collect the runoff and discharge it into local rivers and streams. Stormwater becomes a source of water pollution when oil, trash or other contaminants are dumped into gutters and storm drains.

Storm WaterIn Pacific, we must take extra care not to further pollute the waters of the White River, which has been designated by the Department of Ecology as "measurably polluted."

If you wash your car in your driveway, use lawn care chemicals, allow your car to leak oil, or fail to clean up after your dog, your actions have a lasting impact on the White River as well as other rivers, lakes and streams.

Washington State Department of Ecology: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/washington_waters/index.html

The Washington State Department of Ecology offers practical tips for protecting our waterways. You can also learn how to help at Puget Sound Starts Here

Puget Sound Starts Here

For more information about the Phase II Western Washington Municipal Stormwater Permit (PDF)

 

Stormwater Utility Rates
Your monthly charge is based on your number of equivalent residential units (ERU), with each ERU equal to 2,500 square feet of impervious property surface.

For all detached single-family residences and mobile homes (one ERU), the monthly service charge is $15.00.

For all other developed properties, the monthly service charge is $18.50 per month for the first ERU per account plus the number of additional ERUs determined by the Utility to be contained in such parcel pursuant to Section 3 hereof, multiplied by $6.75 for those properties with approved stormwater facilities or $18.50 for those properties without approved facilities.