The Longview City Council adopted the "Stormwater Runoff and Erosion Control Guidelines for the Longview-Kelso Urban Area" in April 1999, and revised them August 2009. All construction and disturbance of land must conform to these guidelines (Section 17.80 of the Longview Municipal Code), and may require a review and/or permit.
Since February of 2007, discharges from the City’s storm sewers (MS4) has been permitted by the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater NPDES Permit. This permit requires some 99 cities and 11 counties statewide, to implement a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) structured around the following:
Educating, engaging, and involving the public
Controlling runoff from development, redevelopment, and stormwater facilities.
Identify and remove illicit discharges
Reducing contaminated runoff from municipal operations
Visit the Division’s CleanStormwater.org link below to learn more, or attend a Longview Stormwater Advisory Committee meeting on the last Wednesday of the quarter at 4PM in the Public Works / Community Development Conference Room (first floor of Longview City Hall).