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    City of Marysville

    The City of Marysville implements multiple inspection programs to reduce pollution in stormwater. These include:

    • Public stormwater system inspections
    • Private stormwater system inspections
    • Business inspections
    • Construction site inspections

    The City of Marysville inspects treatment and control methods used by developers and property owners to ensure proper function and determine if maintenance is required. Protocol for conducting inspections, and determining maintenance requirements are outlined in the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington (2019) published by the Washington Department of Ecology, and Title 14 of the Marysville Municipal Code (MMC).

    Excerpt from Marysville Municipal Code

    14.15.015 Stormwater management manual adopted.

    The State Department of Ecology 2019 Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington, as amended by this code, is hereby adopted as the city’s minimum storm water regulations, technical reference manual and maintenance standard and is hereinafter referred to as the “Stormwater Manual.” Storm water infrastructure shall also be designed and constructed in accordance with the city’s engineering design and development standards (EDDS). If there is a conflict between the Stormwater Manual, EDDS or any other ordinance of the city, that which provides more environmental protection shall apply.

    14.15.050 Minimum requirements.

    1. Minimum Requirement No. 2: Construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
    2. Minimum Requirement No. 4: Preservation of Natural Drainage Systems and Outfalls
    3. Minimum Requirement No. 9: Operation and Maintenance. Private facilities must record a storm water covenant and easement per MMC 14.15.155 or a document providing equivalent measures as approved by the director. (Ord. 3218 § 1 (Exh. A), 2022; Ord. 3035 § 3 (Exh. C), 2016; Ord. 2857 § 3, 2011; Ord. 2816 § 1 (Exh. A), 2010; Ord. 2694 § 2, 2007; Ord. 2476 § 2, 2003).

    14.15.160 Maintenance of drainage facilities by owner.

    In the event that the city elects not to assume the operation and maintenance responsibility for the facilities, it shall be the responsibility of the owner of the property, or persons with a shared ownership interest in the property, or their heirs, successors and assigns, to operate, maintain, repair and replace the facilities in continuous compliance with the standards and specifications of Chapter 14.17 MMC. The director or designee shall have authority to periodically enter upon the property and inspect the facilities to ensure such compliance. (Ord. 2816 § 1 (Exh. A), 2010; Ord. 2476 § 2, 2003).

    14.15.065 Contents of a storm water site plan.

    (1) Storm Water Site Plan Required. New development and redevelopment projects must submit a storm water site plan, prepared using the Stormwater Manual, for approval by the department.

    (2) Contents of Plan. In addition to the requirements described in the Stormwater Manual, an off-site analysis report shall be required. (Ord. 3218 § 1 (Exh. A), 2022; Ord. 3035 § 3 (Exh. C), 2016; Ord. 2816 § 1 (Exh. A), 2010; Ord. 2476 § 2, 2003).

    Additional Documents

    City of Marysville Municipal Code

    City of Marysville Stormwater Website

    Western Washington Stormwater Guidance