Why should I report water pollution to the City?
The City’s goal is to reduce and potentially eliminate water pollution in the storm drain system that flows to the creeks and Harbor. The illicit discharge detection and elimination program is a permit requirement with a goal of educating residents to be aware of how daily actions can have an impact on environmental health. Enforcement actions are used as a last resort as required by state law. A source control approach to limit water pollution before it reaches the Stormwater system and our creeks is a far more cost effective approach than large end of pipe treatment options. Chemicals such as soap, paint and oil, even in small qualities have a negative impact on fish and water quality. The City contracts with Streamkeepers of Clallam County to perform water quality sampling to measure and trace down chemicals in the stormwater system. The most cost effective approach is keeping pollution from mixing with stormwater.

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1. What currently happens to stormwater in Port Angeles?
2. What is the city doing to improve stormwater?
3. Why do I pay a stormwater fee?
4. Why should I report water pollution to the City?
5. Does the plans to use Low Impact Development in the City reduce the need for the CSO Project?