Stormwater Management

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, and construction of extensions.

The City’s stormwater program manager also manages the City’s Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit:

  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Public Involvement and Participation
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  • Controlling Runoff from New Development, Redevelopment and Construction Sites
  • Pollution Prevention and Operation and Maintenance for Municipal Operations
  • Water Quality Monitoring

In addition, the stormwater program encompasses investigation and resolution of drainage complaints and flood management.

The City of Ferndale has established (360) 685-2357 as its hotline for reporting spills and other illicit discharges into the stormwater system or directly to any streams, creeks, or the Nooksack River within the city limits.

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

Click here to learn more about yard care, pet waste, vehicle maintenance, cleaning supplies and more.

Resources for Engineers, Contractors & Developers

Requirements, permitting and construction resources, stormwater maps, regional stormwater facilities, Low Impact Development (LID) and more

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