The Public Works Department is responsible for the City’s stormwater utility, including maintenance and repair of stormwater facilities and conveyance systems, planning for expansion of the existing system, investigation and resolution of drainage complaints, and flood control.
City of Ferndale Stormwater Utility
Stormwater Code Sections
- Stormwater Control Code (FMC 13.34)
- Water Quality – Prohibited Discharges Code (FMC 13.35)
- Storm Drainage Utility Code (FMC 13.40)
- Stormwater Management System Design (FMC 19.45)
Stormwater Managment Program
The City’s stormwater department coordinates the Stormwater Management Program to meet the requirements of the Department of Ecology Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit:
- Stormwater Planning
- Public Education and Outreach
- Public Involvement and Participation
- Stormwater Mapping and Documentation
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Controlling Runoff from New Development, Redevelopment and Construction Sites
- Municipal Operations and Maintenance
- Source Control Program
- Water Quality Monitoring
The City of Ferndale has established (360) 685-2357 as its hotline for reporting spills and other illicit discharges into the stormwater system or surface waters within the city limits. You may also email email@example.com
What Is Stormwater?
Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent stormwater runoff from naturally soaking into the ground. Click here to learn more.
Information for General Public & Business
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Resources for Engineers, Contractors & Developers
Requirements, permitting and construction resources, stormwater maps, regional stormwater facilities, Low Impact Development (LID) and more
Information on the Stormwater Managment Program Plan, Stormwater Managment Action Plan, and Stormwater Comprehensive Plan.
Click here to learn more about local organizations and stewardship events to help protect our water quality.