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, investigation and resolution of drainage complaints, and flood control.

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
  • 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

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 pet waste, vehicle maintenance, yard care, 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

Public Involvement

Would you like to get involved? Click below to learn more about local organizations and stewardship events to help protect our water quality.

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