Bellevue's Urban Storm Water Permit and Program

by Pam Bissonette, City of Bellevue, Bellevue, WA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Runoff Quality: Impact and Quality Enhancement Technology


The Bellevue Storm Water Management Utility has been in operation for over ten years. At its initiation, flooding and erosion control were its main mission. Today with increasing focus on nonpoint source water pollution, and extension of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES) program to cover urban storm water, emphasis has shifted to runoff quality, its effects on receiving waters, and technological controls. Bellevue is to receive a General NPDES permit in 1986. This paper deals with how the Bellevue Storm Water Management Utility was created, its current programs, and its role in water pollution control.

Subject Headings: Municipal water | Stormwater management | Water quality | Urban areas | Permits | Water pollution | Water supply systems | Water discharge | Washington | United States

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