Body of waterYou know that in the Pacific Northwest, we are known for our rainfall. So when it does pour, where does it all go? It all runs somewhere, but where?

That’s where Stormwater Management comes in.

This arm of Public Works plans for, implements, and maintains the all City storm and surface water so it stays outside, and away from your homes.

In addition, surface water fees (text as link) collected also go toward aquatic resource restoration, surface and storm water quality and environmental monitoring, and natural surface water drainage system planning. They’ve got a comprehensive job balancing natural resources and landscapes with our developing city.

If you notice any pollution spills or are aware of illegal discharges of pollutants within the City, call the Stormwater Management Division at 425-212-3313, or if after hours, 9-1-1.

Other Resources:

See page 18 of the fees resolution to view the surface water fees.

Surface Water Quality


If you notice any pollution generating spills or are aware of any illegal discharges of pollutants within the City of Lake Stevens, please call our Storm Water Management Division at (425) 212-3313. If it is after regular business hours, please call 911.

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)