Source investigation field screening manual

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March 20, 2020 – Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we'll reschedule some of our training opportunities. We want everyone to stay safe and healthy, and appreciate your understanding.

State and local governments want to learn and share updated methods to detect, identify, and trace pollutants in stormwater to the sources within the drainage area. Local governments will coordinate to share experiences, knowledge gaps, and techniques used to screen for pollutants in the field.

This project will collect new and useful techniques from local governments and other experts in order to update the Illicit Connection and Illicit Discharge (IC/ID) Field Screening and Source Tracing Guidance Manual (King County, 2013). Eight trainings in Western Washington will be scheduled to share the findings and new techniques with municipal staff.

Study questions

  • Do municipal staff and other stakeholders need or want updated guidance, methods, or trainings on source control efforts?
  • Are techniques already available for the most common sources identified in the SAM IDDE data compilation?

Scope of work

Study findings

This project will host two feedback workshops and an online survey to gather new techniques and identify gaps in knowledge on how to conduct field screening and trace sources. The outcome will be an updated guidance manual, eight trainings across Western Washington on new techniques, and new videos for staff trainings.

Project tasks and deliverables

1. Project management and semi-annual reports

2. Host two feedback workshops, conduct online survey, and literature review. Update the IC/ID manual.

  • Feb. 12, 2019 event was rescheduled due to weather for March 4, 2019, 1 to 4 p.m. at King County, 8th floor conference center, 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle
  • Feb. 25, 2019, 1 to 4 p.m. at Snohomish Co. Drewel Bldg 1st floor Skykomish meeting room, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett

3. Host eight trainings on updated IC/ID manual and techniques

  • Deliverable 8 Training Flyer and distribution list.
    • Flyer for updated IC-ID Manual Trainings.
    • Registration being rescheduled for summer: Renton, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Maintenance Shops Training Room (3555 NE 2nd St)
    • Registration being rescheduled for summer: Mount Vernon, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m Police Campus Training Room (1805 Continental Place)
    • Registration being rescheduled for summer: Edmonds, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m City Hall (121 5th Ave N) Brackett Room
    • Registration being rescheduled for summer: Tumwater, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m Thurston County Emergency Management Center (9521 Tilley Rd SW) Training Room
    • Registration being rescheduled for summer: Poulsbo, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m City Hall (200 Moe St NE) Council Chambers
    • Registration being rescheduled for summer: Vancouver, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m City Hall (415 W 6th St) Aspen Room
    • Register for June 23: Bellevue, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m Aaron Education Center, Bellevue Botanical Garden (12001 Main St) Aaron Room
    • Register for July 1: Seattle, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. King Street Center (201 S Jackson St) 8th Floor Conference Room
  • Deliverable 9 List of completed training dates, agendas, presentations, receipts, attendance, and field trips.

4. Presentations, videos, and fact sheet

  • Deliverable 10 Draft fact sheet
  • Deliverable 11 Final fact sheet
  • Deliverable 12 Presentation to SWG Source Identification Subgroup
  • Deliverable 13 IC/ID Videos
    • Overview of IC/ID manual update
    • Up to six short new or updated technique videos