ECOSS Stormwater E-Learning Opportunities

Below are descriptions of current e-learning opportunities. All courses are pre-recorded webinars.

101 Municipal Stormwater (SW) Program Overview                                               

  • Basics of how municipal programs regulate, are regulated and policy drivers
  • Federal and WA State Stormwater Permit requirements
  • Overview of Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) and its crucial elements
  • How O&M staff activities contribute to SWMP programs
  • How Low Impact Development (LID) and associated Best Management
  • Practices (BMPs) will change municipal operations

103 Stormwater Regulations Overview                                                                     

  • How the Clean Water Act intent is currently expressed through regulation and policy
  • Who is regulated under NPDES permits, i.e. construction, industrial, and municipal
  • Current stormwater enforcement action by agencies and citizens
  • A better understanding of water quality value in light of permit compliance
  • Stormwater trends, new regulations and how they impact Municipal Operations and Maintenance activities in the future

201 IDDE Inspections                

  • Identify the difference between a spill and an illicit discharge, and different types of illicit discharges
  • Elevate awareness of private, commercial and industrial activity that may impact the stormwater system within a jurisdiction
  • Provide tools to identify, report and investigate the sources of illicit discharges within a municipal system
  • Steps to prevent illicit discharge

202 Private/Public SW Infrastructure Inspection & Maintenance

  • Key elements to private system action and source control
  • Permit requirements
  • Legacy contaminants and potential sources of contamination that need to be controlled
  • Municipal Stormwater Management Programs (SWMP) and its requirements
  • Inspection components and results
  • BMPs maintenance inspections and LID features
  • Program incentives and tools

205 Spill Control and Response

  • Learn why spill response is important to a municipal program
  • Develop baseline knowledge to identify key elements of a municipal spill response plan and program
  • Create a higher awareness of what to look for in terms of good housekeeping and proper material storage to prevent spills
  • Obtain an understanding of how to identify a spill, implement low risk prevention and clean up measures, and buy time for appropriate cleanup response
  • Increase confidence to take proper action in case of a spill

Questions about these courses or need help with registration? Interested in registering a larger number of staff?  Contact ECOSS at or 206-767-0432 ext. 1004.