• Stormwater runs to creeks, lakes, and the Puget Sound on JBLM.

    Stormwater runs to creeks, lakes, and the Puget Sound on JBLM.

  • Whatever you dump on the ground, can get into our creeks, lakes, and the Puget Sound. If you see a rainbow shine heading towards a storm drain, please call 911 JBLM for spill response.

    Whatever you dump on the ground, can get into our creeks, lakes, and the Puget Sound. If you see a rainbow shine heading towards a storm drain, please call 911 JBLM for spill response.

  • Only rain down the drain on JBLM!

    Only rain down the drain on JBLM!

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stormwater Program oversees compliance with the installation's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. The permits authorize JBLM to discharge stormwater runoff and requires the use of best management practices (BMP's) to reduce pollutants from entering the stormwater system.

JBLM MS4 Stormwater Management Plan: Describes the program that JBLM uses to meet requirements of the MS4 permit.

JBLM (MS4) Permit (Permit No. WAS-026638)

JBLM Multi-Sector General Permit (Permit No. WAR05F305)

JBLM Stormwater Design Guidance

The JBLM Stormwater Design Guidance document replaces the “Pamphlet for New Development and Redevelopment” document.  The JBLM Stormwater Design Guidance describes the requirements that designers must meet when developing sites that will disturb more than 5,000 square feet of ground.

Stormwater LID Form

Fill out and submit the Stormwater LID Form as a submittal under the Stormwater Drainage Plan as required by the JBLM MS4 Permit.  This form is used to track the design and installation of stormwater low impact development best management practices (i.e. bioretention, permeable pavement, rainwater harvesting, etc.) on JBLM.

Visit the military Low Impact Development website to access Army LID Planning tools and resources

*You are leaving the federal government domain to use Army LID Planning tools. Though JBLM has a agreement with US Army, any private information you provide will be stored for a time on servers with their own privacy policy, not necessarily the same protections provided by a government site. Please read the site's privacy policy and terms of use before uploading information. You have the choice to bypass this system and contact JBLM Public Affairs. The Army LID Planning tools and resources option is offered as a convenience to our customers. The appearance of hyperlinks to external sites does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense or the United States Army of the linked web site or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of the Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Department of Defense website. The link you are being directed to is a nongovernment website that may have different privacy policies with regard to the collection, storage and transmission of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from those of this agency's official website. Proceed with caution on the Internet just as you would on any non-DOD sites.

Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington, 2012

*You are leaving the federal government domain to use WA Department of Ecology. Though JBLM has an agreement with WA Department of Ecology, any private information you provide will be stored for a time on servers with their own privacy policy, not necessarily the same protections provided by a government site. Please read the site's privacy policy and terms of use before uploading information. You have the choice to bypass this system please contact the JBLM Environmental Division, 253-967-5337. The Stormwater Manual option is offered as a convenience to our customers. The appearance of hyperlinks to external sites does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense or the United States Army of the linked web site or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of the Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Department of Defense website. The link you are being directed to is a nongovernment website that may have different privacy policies with regard to the collection, storage and transmission of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from those of this agency's official website. Proceed with caution on the Internet just as you would on any non-DOD sites.

Washington Department of Transportation Airport Stormwater Guidance Manual, 2009

*You are leaving the federal government domain to use WA Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Though JBLM has an agreement with WA Department of Transportation, any private information you provide will be stored for a time on servers with their own privacy policy, not necessarily the same protections provided by a government site. Please read the site's privacy policy and terms of use before uploading information. You have the choice to bypass this system and contact JBLM Environmental Division, 253-967-5337. The WSDOT Airport Stormwater Guidance Manual option is offered as a convenience to our customers. The appearance of hyperlinks to external sites does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense or the United States Army of the linked web site or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of the Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Department of Defense website. The link you are being directed to is a nongovernment website that may have different privacy policies with regard to the collection, storage and transmission of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from those of this agency's official website. Proceed with caution on the Internet just as you would on any non-DOD sites.​​​​​​​

JBLM SWPPP Template: Provides a template for contractors to prepare a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan for sites that will disturb more than 5,000 square feet but less than 1.0 acre.

Construction Stormwater Control Program: Describes the program JBLM uses to manage stormwater from construction sites on the Installation.

CGP SWPPP Template: A template for contractors to prepare a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan for sites that will disturb more than 1.0 acres.

Flyers for handout and posting:

Dumpsters Neat, Not Nasty

Household Hazardous Waste disposal for JBLM Residents

Only Rain Down the Drain on jblm Flyer

Stormwater Brochure