Water Quality and Watersheds SectionPierce County SWM<br />Water Quality and Watersheds<br />2011 Workplan<br />Dan D. Wry...
Mission<br />Improve ecosystem health in Pierce County by managing stormwater systems, monitoring watersheds, and building...
How What We Do Gets Us to <br />Healthy Watersheds<br />Collaboration<br />Partnerships<br />Healthy Watersheds<br />Water...
2011 Objectives<br />Inspections<br />Technical assistance to citizens<br />Technical assistance to County<br />Monitor wa...
Inspections<br />1000 private facilities<br />200 “potential pollutant generators”<br />500 County SWM-owned ponds<br />80...
Technical Assistance to Public<br />Homeowners’ associations workshops<br />Neighborhood workshop<br />Brochures<br />Asse...
Technical Assistance to Public (continued)<br />Storm drain marking<br />Outreach initiatives <br />Yard care<br />Pestici...
Technical Assistance to County Departments<br /><ul><li>Facility assessments
Facilities Management, SWM
Parks, Solid Waste, Ferries and Airports
Pollution Prevention Plans
Retrofit planning
Quarry, Narrows Airport monitoring
Spill prevention and response plan</li></li></ul><li>Watershed Health Monitoring<br /><ul><li>65 water quality index
12 flow
Ground water
16 weather stations
http://co.pierce.wa.us/pc/abtus/ourorg/pwu/weather.htm
Benthic Index of Biological Integrity
Shellfish
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Pierce County (WA) Surface Water Management's 2011 Workplan - Nisqually

  1. 1. Water Quality and Watersheds SectionPierce County SWM<br />Water Quality and Watersheds<br />2011 Workplan<br />Dan D. Wrye, Water Quality Manager<br />
  2. 2. Mission<br />Improve ecosystem health in Pierce County by managing stormwater systems, monitoring watersheds, and building partnerships.<br />
  3. 3. How What We Do Gets Us to <br />Healthy Watersheds<br />Collaboration<br />Partnerships<br />Healthy Watersheds<br />Water Quality and Watersheds<br />
  4. 4. 2011 Objectives<br />Inspections<br />Technical assistance to citizens<br />Technical assistance to County<br />Monitor watershed health <br />Manage, analyze data <br />Watershed management<br />NPDES stormwater permit<br />Implementation agreements<br />Enhance team<br />Policy support<br />
  5. 5. Inspections<br />1000 private facilities<br />200 “potential pollutant generators”<br />500 County SWM-owned ponds<br />80 illicit discharges<br />
  6. 6. Technical Assistance to Public<br />Homeowners’ associations workshops<br />Neighborhood workshop<br />Brochures<br />Asset management<br />Best practices for gas and oil<br />
  7. 7. Technical Assistance to Public (continued)<br />Storm drain marking<br />Outreach initiatives <br />Yard care<br />Pesticides, fertilizers<br />Low Impact Development<br />Mobile businesses, auto repair<br />Shellfish water quality<br />
  8. 8. Technical Assistance to County Departments<br /><ul><li>Facility assessments
  9. 9. Facilities Management, SWM
  10. 10. Parks, Solid Waste, Ferries and Airports
  11. 11. Pollution Prevention Plans
  12. 12. Retrofit planning
  13. 13. Quarry, Narrows Airport monitoring
  14. 14. Spill prevention and response plan</li></li></ul><li>Watershed Health Monitoring<br /><ul><li>65 water quality index
  15. 15. 12 flow
  16. 16. Ground water
  17. 17. 16 weather stations
  18. 18. http://co.pierce.wa.us/pc/abtus/ourorg/pwu/weather.htm
  19. 19. Benthic Index of Biological Integrity
  20. 20. Shellfish
  21. 21. Stormwater characterization
  22. 22. BMP effectiveness
  23. 23. Flow reduction
  24. 24. Program effectiveness
  25. 25. Salmon adaptive management</li></li></ul><li>Data Analysis<br />Watershed Health Report Card<br />With five lakes<br />Inspections data base<br />Water Quality data base<br />Benthic Index of Biological Integrity<br />NPDES stormwater-permit required data<br />
  26. 26. Watershed Management<br /><ul><li>Watershed councils
  27. 27. Clarks Creek cleanup
  28. 28. Salmon Recovery
  29. 29. 3 Puget Sound Action Areas
  30. 30. Ecosystem Board
  31. 31. 8 to 12 failing septic repairs
  32. 32. Flood Hazards Plan</li></li></ul><li>Administer Stormwater Permit<br />Regionalism<br />Interjurisdictional agreements<br />Stormwater training<br />Effectiveness<br />Annual plan and report<br />Illicit Discharge Ordinance<br />2012 permit reissuance<br />
  33. 33. Implementation Agreements<br />Track, evaluate and report<br />Fully complete by end of year<br />
  34. 34. Support Policy Makers<br />Stormwater Advisory Board<br />County Executive and Council<br />South Puget Sound Council<br />Legislature<br />
  35. 35. Opportunities for Watershed Councils<br />Homeowners’ workshops (all)<br />Neighborhood workshop (all)<br />Report card (all)<br />Storm drain marking (all)<br />Outreach initiatives (all)<br />Benthic Index of Biological Integrity (all)<br />
  36. 36. Opportunities for Watershed Councils<br /><ul><li>Clarks Creek cleanup (PRWC)
  37. 37. Salmon Recovery (PRWC, CCWSC)
  38. 38. Web portal (all)
  39. 39. Program effectiveness (NRC)
  40. 40. Puget Sound Action Areas (all)
  41. 41. SPS Ecosystem Board (NRC, KGI, CCWSC)
  42. 42. Flood Hazards Plan (all)</li></li></ul><li>Summary<br />Increased inspections<br />Expansion of technical assistance<br />2010 report card, with lakes<br />Retrofit planning<br />Full year of stormwater data<br />Enhanced data analysis, management<br />
  43. 43. Summary (continued)<br />Flood Hazard Plan issuance<br />Continuation of monitoring<br />Update of Illicit Discharge Code<br />A full slate of stormwater trainings<br />Satisfaction of implementation agreements<br />11th year of salmon recovery<br />8th year of our watershed council support<br />
  44. 44. Questions<br />
  45. 45. Dan WRYE253/798-4672DWRYE@CO.PIERCE.WA.US<br />Water Quality and Watersheds<br />Water Quality and Watersheds <br />2011 Workplan<br />

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