Watershed Investment Fund
More than 370 billion gallons of polluted stormwater flows into the Puget Sound annually
We Can Reduce Pollution
Because of rapid development, Puget Sound has 359,500 acres of impervious surfaces
The pollution coming off of these surfaces is harming marine habitats and escalating ocean acidification at a rapid rate. Polluted stormwater runoff contains thousands of chemicals, including heavy metals, petroleum products, residential and commercial grade fertilizers, pharmaceuticals from humans, and many other toxins. Most municipal stormwater systems cannot treat these pollutants, and urban runoff can be so toxic that it kills fish in a few hours.
How You Can Help
Subscribe to the Watershed Investment Fund to offset your stormwater