Water Quality Studies & Projects

Stormwater runoff often carries pollutants which can kill fish, and cause increased algae blooms, low oxygen and other problems in local waterways. The Department of Public Works identifies, designs and constructs water quality improvement projects. 

Projects are funded through City Council approved capital funds and awarded grant funds. 

Improvements & Efforts

Improvements such as upgrades to existing ponds, creation of new stormwater features, and restoration of streams and shorelines all help to trap, filter, or remove pollutants. The Department focuses efforts on projects with co-benefits that include:

  • Coastal resiliency
  • Community beautification
  • Flood management
  • Habitat restoration
  • Infrastructure maintenance
  • Shoreline protection
  • Water quality




Mason Creek


Under Construction

Upcoming Projects

Completed Projects (2015-present)