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Managing stormwater and waterborne pollution

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Stormwater Services and Information for King County, Washington

Stormwater videos
for King County, Washington

Stormwater Matters video series

Stormwater Matters Video: What is stormwater?

What is stormwater and why is it important?
Provides an overview of stormwater's effect on our environment.
Video length 5 minutes, 24 minutes.

Stormwater Matters Video: Stormwater regulations - national and local

Stormwater regulations - local and national
Stormwater regulations go back more than 60 years and are still evolving. This video explains the federal, state and local rules currently in place.
Video length 4 minutes, 8 seconds

Stormwater Matters Video: King County Stormwater Plan

King County’s Stormwater Management Plan - Ten steps to success
Under the big umbrella of stormwater regulations, King County has its own plan for controlling and monitoring stormwater and educating citizens about the impacts stormwater has on Puget Sound.
Video length 7 minutes, 37 seconds

Stormwater Matters Video: How you can help improve stormwater

How you can improve stormwater to help Puget Sound
Steps you can take to reduce pollution. With some simple lifestyle changes, we can all help to clean up stormwater and improve the health of our local waters.
Video length 6 minutes, 36 seconds

Stormwater Matters Video: Pet waste and stormwater

Pet waste and stormwater
Offers ideas for pet owners to help keep streams, lakes and Puget Sound clean.
Video length 1 minute, 8 seconds

Stormwater Matters Video: Septic systems and stormwater

Septic systems and stormwater
Steps you can take to check septic systems and maintain them to make sure they don't contaminate streams, lakes and Puget Sound with raw sewage.
Video length 3 minutes, 7 seconds

Stormwater Matters Video: Soils and stormwater

Soils and stormwater
Describes techniques to keep storm drains and outfalls clear and reduce harm to streams, wetlands, lakes, ponds and Puget Sound from soil and sediment disturbed by construction.
Video length 2 minutes, 14 seconds

Roadside ditch stormwater pollution filtration video

Roadside ditch stormwater pollution filtering
Presents a King County pilot project to test a new technique to filter pollution in roadside ditches, for potential adoption as a best management practice.
Video length 2 minutes, 41 seconds

Stormwater Illicit Connection and Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program

Stormwater Illicit Connection and Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program
Overview of King County's Illicit Connection and Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IC/IDDE) Program to reduce the pathways where pollution flows into the County's stormwater pipes and ditches and into streams, lakes, rivers and Puget Sound.
Video length 5 minutes, 9 seconds

Dog Doogity music video

Dog Doogity
Parody music video takes the popular rhythm and blues "No Diggity" to promote doggy doo pickup because "nobody wants to swim in poo."
Video length 2 minutes, 30 seconds

What is a stormwater pond?

What is a stormwater pond? New!
Learn how stormwater ponds help keep Puget Sound waters clean.
Video length 1 minute, 27 seconds

How our stormwater system works

How our stormwater system works New!
Where stormwater goes, what you can do to stop pollution at its source and help make stormwater runoff cleaner.
Video length 1 minute, 47 seconds

Focus on storm drains - how they work and why they are important

Focus on storm drains – how they work and why they are important New!
Remember, “only rain down the drain”.
Video length 1 minute, 59 seconds

Stormwater - puddle and raindrops

Stormwater Services Public Service Announcement (external)
A quick look at how you can protect water quality and make a difference by reducing polluted runoff.
Video length 1 minute, 34 seconds

Mark Wilgus discusses a White Center stormwater pond

Making Good Even Better: Retrofit of Stormwater Pond in White Center (external)
Find out how King County improved an existing stormwater management pond to help water quality in an urban neighborhood of King County.
Video length 2 minutes, 37 seconds

Turgid water in a creek

When Water Needs to Go On A Diet (external)
Learn about how King County is working to manage the levels of pollution in local water bodies.
Video length 3 minutes, 1 second

Boise Creek dairy cows

Boise Creek Fecal Coliform TMDL Work (external)
How King County’s Science and Technical Support staff are working in South King County to help improve water quality in Boise Creek. 
Video length 5 minutes, 28 seconds

Illicit stormwater connections

Finding and Fixing Illicit Connections in White Center (external)
How King County found two sewage connections to the stormwater conveyance system, and how these were repaired.
Video length 3 minutes, 26 seconds

Yard Talk

Stormwater related episodes | Other Yard Talk episodes

Select video reports and public service messages

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For information about stormwater in King County, please contact us at Stormwater@kingcounty.gov.