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Puget Sound outfalls
Outfalls

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.

How to respond to a spill right away
How to respond to a spill right away

Spills happen, but if a spill gets into a storm drain it goes straight into Puget Sound. Watch this video to learn how to block and clean up spills.
Video length 1 minute, 52 seconds.

Stormwater holidays
Stormwater holiday

Holiday meals can generate lots of fats and oils. Learn how to safely dispose of them and keep Puget Sound waters clean.
Video length 1 minute, 44 seconds.

Prevent dumpster soup and reduce water pollution
Prevent dumpster soup and reduce water pollution

Prevent dumpster soup and keep that polluted water out of storm drains with some simple to-do's.
Video length 1 minute, 25 seconds.

Please, don't drip and drive
Please, don't drip and drive

Your car may be dripping some of the most toxic chemicals found in Puget Sound.
Video length 1 minute, 46 seconds.

Trees- stormwater filters
Trees- stormwater filters

Trees play an important role in filtering pollutants picked up and carried by water.
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

Remember, “only rain down the drain”.
Video length 1 minute, 59 seconds.

How our stormwater system works
How our stormwater system works

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.

What is a stormwater pond?
What is a stormwater pond?

Learn how stormwater ponds help keep Puget Sound waters clean.
Video length 1 minute, 27 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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: 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: 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, 37 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: 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: 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.

Yard Talk

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For information about stormwater in King County, please contact call or email our Stormwater Management Program.