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Runoff carries pollutants like oil, grease and heavy metals from vehicles, chemicals and animal waste from lawns, and physical debris like soils and trash into our waterways and wetlands, compromising the health of our watershed. Urban runoff is the leading source of water pollution in Washington State.
In areas of smaller annual rainfall like the Columbia Basin, pollutant load can be even greater because pollutants have a greater time to collect and concentrate on surfaces between storm events.
Contact us at (509) 764-3951, Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For issues after hours or on weekends/holidays, please contact MACC Dispatch at (509) 762-1160.
To minimize or prevent flood events, follow these easy three steps:• Know where the storm drains on your street are• Keep leaves and snow clear of drain grates• Call us when you observe a problem
A stormwater utility is a special assessment set up to generate funding specifically for stormwater management. Businesses and residents within the City of Moses Lake pay a stormwater fee, and the revenue collected directly supports maintenance of the existing storm drain systems, development of drainage plans, water quality programs, and funds major capital expenses. The funds pay for the ongoing and routine maintenance of the drainage system, major capital expenses for new storm sewer construction, and EPA Phase II stormwater permit requirements.