Wet Season Reminder!
As the days grow shorter, the temperature starts to drop, and rain begins, we would like to remind you that the wet season is quickly approaching. The wet season is the time of the year to conduct infiltration testing and groundwater monitoring for development projects triggering stormwater management (projects proposing 2,000SF or more of new plus replaced hard surfaces). The City of Puyallup has adopted the 2019 Department of Ecology manual which defines the wet season as running between December 21st and March 21st of each year. It is important to meet this project deadline as it may delay your project by a year. For more information regarding testing, see the DOE’s requirements here.
Is there any leniency to the Wet Season monitoring?
The City of Puyallup has created ENG Policy 22-01 to aid in the delay of Single Family, Duplex or Triplex projects. This policy allows these types of projects to conduct infiltration testing outside of the wet season. Additionally, this policy allows for a redundant stormwater system to be designed or a secondary design showing how stormwater will be designed for groundwater intrusion.
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