What projects are underway?
The following studies are active and more information is available on the linked webpages. Five active SAM studies focus on hydrologic and treatment performance of Low Impact Development (LID) best management practices (BMPs).
What is the process for new projects to get started?
SWG defines the process for SAM to solicit more studies. A second solicitation round began in May 2016, and the top 10 study proposals were voted on by permittees following an April 2017 workshop.
SWG recommendations in June 2017 were to fund five of the new effectiveness studies, and continue to revise the scope of work on two remaining studies. As these studies are contracted, they will appear on this website.
Permit option 2 & 3 effectiveness monitoring
The City of Tacoma opted out of the pooled-fund SAM program, requiring a large study for stormwater management in their jurisdiction. The City of Tacoma will continue outfall monitoring in the Thea Foss and Wheeler-Osgood Waterways.
The City of Seattle and Clark County opted to partially contribute to the pooled-fund SAM effectiveness studies and conduct their own study.