PRIVATE STORMWATER SYSTEMS

Many homeowners associations, RV parks, and businesses in Birch Bay own their own stormwater facilities like stormwater ponds, ditches, pipes, bio-infiltration swales, or catch basins. When stormwater systems are regularly inspected and maintained, costly repairs can be avoided and the systems work as designed to keep pollutants out of Birch Bay and detain flows after a big storm.

The purpose of BBWARM's private stormwater systems education program is to provide owners of these private systems with information on how to inspect their system, conduct simple maintenance on their own, and know when to seek professional help. Your business or HOA may also choose to apply for a BBWARM rate adjustment based on an agreement to properly inspect and maintain your stormwater system. This education program is specifically designed to help those interested in applying for this rate adjustment. Contact Holly Faulstich at (360) 778-6290 with questions about this program.


Inside a type 2 catch basin.

Looking inside a type 2 catch basin controlling flow out of a stormwater pond in Birch Bay.

Workshop participants inspect a stormwater pond.

Workshop participants practice inspecting a local stormwater pond.

Stormwater System Resources