To protect water quality, Bellevue manages stormwater runoff in a number of ways. The city follows "best management" practices and operates under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit issued by the state Department of Ecology in January 2007. This permit is a requirement of the Federal Clean Water Act.
The best management practices in the permit are collectively referred to as the NPDES Stormwater Management Program. They include actions that educate the public and encourage non-polluting behaviors:
Bellevue is required to report on these actions through an annual report and accompanying stormwater management plan. Details of the required actions can be found in the annual NPDES Reports.
Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit
NPDES Annual Reports: 2015 - 1 of 2 documents 2015 - 2 of 2 documents 2014
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
For more information about stormwater management, see Bellevue Stormwater Guide
The 11" x 17" posters below are available FREE to Bellevue businesses. To request copies, please contact us at Utilities@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-6932.
Emptying Mop Bucket Poster
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Washing the Fleet Poster
Cleaning Spills Poster
The Pollution Prevention Brochure - Your Local Stream Starts Here - is also FREE to Bellevue businesses. To request copies, please contact us at Utilities@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-6932.
Pollution Prevention Brochure
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009