Pollution Prevention Assistance

This page is currently being updated: 6/15/2021

Public Works Engineering was selected as a partner in the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Pollution Prevention Assistance (PPA) Program. As a partner, Puyallup receives funding to provide local businesses with resources and technical assistance to reduce pollution in our environment.

Working With Businesses to Reduce Pollution

 
The City of Puyallup places a high value on protecting our surface water and groundwater, which supplies our drinking water and feeds into the Puget Sound Watershed. To help protect these resources, the City partnered with Washington State Department of Ecology. Through this partnership, Ecology provides funding for a Pollution Prevention Specialist, staff position in Public Works Engineering. By working with the cities PPA Specialist we can help reduce pollution by providing recommendations on Best Management Practices for stormwater protection and hazardous material storage, help protect employee helath, stop polluted runoff at it's source and locating recycling or disposal resources for hazardous wastes. 

Many routine business activities can pollute stormwater runoff or groundwater. Ecology’s goal under their partnership with the City is to provide technical assistance and educational services to help local small businesses prevent stormwater contaminants and hazardous waste from entering our waterways.

  1. Program Focus
  2. What is PPA?
  3. Pollution Prevention Tips
  4. Spill Plan Guidance & Spill Kits  

Program Focus

The City’s PPA program utilizes an industry focused approach to provide technical assistance to local businesses. This approach allows the PPA Specialist to provide concentrated assistance and resources to specific industries.

Current industry focus includes Property Management (including Apartment homes), Restaurants and Mobile Food Vendors or Food trucks. However, if your business does not fall under the listed industry types, do not hesitate to contact your PPA Specialist, Bryana Solis, for assistance.