Business Pollution Prevention

​Stormwater specialists from local governments are working with businesses to help stop harmful materials and chemicals from entering waterways. This improves the water quality of our streams, lakes and Puget Sound.

Working Together

Stormwater staff and businesses evaluate business operations together by:

  • Reviewing and evaluating business practices
  • Recommending best management practices (BMPs) for stormwater
  • Answering questions and providing resources on stormwater laws, regulations and compliance
This one-to-one relationship allows business representatives the opportunity to learn about stormwater and help keep their community vibrant and healthy.

Our Responsibility

The federal Clean Water Act requires local governments to implement an inspection program that helps businesses stop pollution before it enters stormwater. This program requires inspection of commercial, industrial and agricultural operations for compliance with local government rules and the Department of Ecology's Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington.

About Us

The Business Pollution Prevention program is a multijurisdictional partnership between Kitsap County and the cities of Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Poulsbo and Port Orchard. These agencies work together on improving water quality by reducing pollutants in stormwater runoff, which are a major source of pollution to local waterways and Puget Sound. For questions, call 360.337.577 or email