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.
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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.
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 email@example.com.