WelcomeStormwater runoff is the largest remaining contributor of water quality pollution to the waterways of the nation. As a semi-arid climate, the streets in Richland still collect sediments from construction sites, fertilizers and pesticides from yards, bacteria from animal waste, gas, oil and toxic metals from cars. This purpose of this site is to inform residents about the importance of preventing stormwater pollution from entering our waterways, and to let you know what the city is doing to reduce stormwater pollution and meet state and federal storm water regulations.
** 2018 Stormwater Management Program Plan Update **
In accordance with the Eastern Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit, the City of Richland has developed its 2018 Stormwater Management Program Plan Update. Please submit any comments on this year's Plan by May 31, 2018.
** Update to Standard Special Provision - Television Inspection **
For all projects permitted on or after May 1, 2017, the following Television Inspection Specification will apply:
All sanitary sewer and storm drain lines shall be inspected by the use of television camera before final acceptance. The costs incurred in making the inspection for approval of installation shall be borne by the contractor.
For more information on the change, and for the full provision, please click HERE.
It's a Community Effort
In order to keep stormwater clean, we all need to do our part to keep pollutants from reaching our streams, rivers and from infiltrating the ground into the aquifer. Richland is doing its part by maintaining a street sweeping program that sweeps every street in the city two or three times during the year. Stormwater maintenance crews regularly clean out catch basins, storm manholes, detention ponds and swales. We have also developed a stormwater management program that includes storm water education for our citizens.
The Columbia River, Yakima River and Amon Wasteway are important waterways, both for the aesthetic value and the financial value they bring to the area. Please help keep them clean.
Stormwater Treatment Program
The Stormwater Treatment Program introduces water quality treatment features into existing storm drainage conveyance systems that were designed to prevent property damage from storm runoff.
Stormwater Regulations - Construction & Post-Construction
Click here for information on General Permit Requirements.
Stormwater Regulations - Illicit Discharge
Click here for information on the Illicit Discharge Detection Elimination (IDDE) Program.
Stormwater Pollution Education
To learn more about stormwater and how to make a difference, click here.