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Soliciting Input to the Regional Stormwater Management Program

Public Meeting Scheduled

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    Monday, March 28, 2011

 

Contacts:        Brian Cochrane, Yakima County Surface Water Supervisor

(509) 574-2300

Lisa Freund, Administrative Supervisor & Public Information Officer

(509) 574-2300

YAKIMA, WA – Yakima County, in partnership with the cities of Yakima, Union Gap, and Sunnyside, is holding a public meeting on Thursday, March 31 to solicit comments and input to the Regional Stormwater Management Program.

According to County officials, the program activities are required by the Eastern Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit, issued by Washington State Department of Ecology, that authorizes the cities and County to discharge stormwater from their storm sewer system to lakes and streams of Washington State.

Stormwater is runoff water from rain and snowmelt that can collect pollutants and carry them to nearby streams and lakes.  Pollutants can include gasoline, oil, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and bacteria.  Most stormwater discharges are untreated.  The program outlines activities the County and cities will undertake to protect water quality from pollution found in stormwater.

 

The public and media are invited to attend the meeting:

 

Thursday, March 31, 2011

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

First Street Conference Facility (old Pizza Hut)

223 N. First Street (Corner of First St. and Lincoln Ave.)

Yakima

For more information, please visit the Stormwater website at:  http://www.yakimacounty.us/stormwater/.

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Lisa H. Freund, Administrative Supervisor
Yakima County Public Services
128 N. 2nd St
Yakima, WA 98902
voice: 509.574.2300 FAX: 509.574.2301

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