The City's Public Works Maintenance Department, Stormwater Division, is responsible for the operation and maintenance of stormwater facilities. Stormwater facilities include catch basins, dry wells, storm drain lines, percolation trenches, and swales. Additionally, the Division is responsible for cleaning City streets with the use of street sweeping machinery.
What Is Stormwater?
Stormwater runoff is the water that flows off roofs, driveways, parking lots, streets, and other hard surfaces during rainstorms. Rather than being absorbed into the ground, it pours into ditches, culverts, catch basins, and storm sewers. A storm drain maintenance program is required to ensure ditches, culverts, catch basins and storm sewers are kept clean of sand, silt, and other debris that may plug the system.
Public Education & Publication Participation
The City works with the City of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland (Quad Cities) through the Franklin Conservation District to provide education to our area schools. If you are interested in setting up a session in your classroom, please work through your schools' representative to contract the Education Coordinator at the Franklin Conservation District.
The Quad Cities partner to provide education outreach at the following events:
- Spring Home and Garden Show
- Benton Franklin County Fair
Stormwater Design, Construction & Post Construction Management
The City has adopted the use of the Stormwater Management Manual for Eastern Washington in its most current version. For stormwater design, construction, and post-construction management within the City, please follow this manual as well as the City's Municipal Code and Standards.
2022 Stormwater Management Program Plan Update
Open Comment Period
In accordance with the Eastern Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit, the City of West Richland has drafted its 2022 Stormwater Management Program Plan Update.
Please submit any comments to this year's Plan to Public Works at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2022. Comments may also be mailed to City Of West Richland, Attn: Public Works Department, 3100 Belmont Blvd., West Richland, WA 99353.