The City of Bremerton is preparing important plans to guide the City’s priorities for controlling and reducing stormwater pollution. The Stormwater Management Action Plan (SMAP) will describe the specific actions that the City anticipates taking to improve and protect water quality in the City’s top priority watersheds.
Your input is important to the success of the City’s stormwater management program and will help shape both our planning and implementation of specific projects. Please direct any questions or comments on the SMAP project to the City’s Project Manager at the Contact Us link below. To ensure your comments are addressed in the plan, please submit input by February 28th.
The goal of the SMAP is to evaluate water quality and stormwater conditions throughout the City and select two priority watersheds to develop and implement stormwater management actions that will improve and protect water quality. The SMAP has four primary components; drainage basin delineation, receiving water assessment, basin prioritization, and a final action plan with retrofit opportunities to protect and restore receiving water quality.
Drainage Basin Delineation (click here to view)
A watershed inventory was completed in March of 2022 that includes GIS images, and a table with each receiving water name, total watershed area, and the percent of the total watershed area that is in the City’s jurisdiction. There is a brief description of the relative condition of the receiving waters and contributing area for each receiving water.
Receiving Water Assessment (click here to view)
The Receiving Water Assessment (RWA) describes the physical attributes of the City’s watersheds, existing water quality conditions, and the potential influence of stormwater on existing and future water quality.
Basin Prioritization (click here to view)
The Basin Prioritization process identifies specific criteria for ranking the City’s stormwater basins, and how (and why) the City selected the top two basins as priorities for stormwater management actions.
FINAL SMAP (coming March 2023)
The final SMAP will combine the Drainage Basin Delineation, Receiving Water Assessment, and Basin Prioritization efforts. The final plan will describe specific actions and projects the City proposes to implement that will improve and protect water quality in the top two basins identified in the Basin Prioritization step of the project. The City expects to complete the SMAP document in March 2023 and will make it available for public review and comment on this website.
Conceptual designs will be completed for selected sites at two locations to address needs identified during the planning phases. The planning effort will continue to evaluate the remaining drainage basins and stormwater system to identify opportunities to protect and improve water quality through treatment retrofits (structural improvements), operational, and non-structural best management practices.
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
We welcome your comments and invite you to contact us if you have questions or would like additional information.
Chance Berthiaume, CPMSM