Tag: Construction Stormwater General Permit

Washington’s Construction Permit Needs Work

Polluted stormwater run-off is the number one threat to the Puget Sound. One major contributor to stormwater pollution is and stormwater from construction sites, which can convey muddy water, debris, and toxic chemicals into our waterways. Soundkeeper believes the permit could be strengthened through language changes and clarifications, the elimination of a testing exemption for sites smaller than one acre, and creating a requirement for reporting hazardous chemicals stored on site to Ecology.