SHELL1.9: Improve water quality to prevent downgrades and achieve upgrades of shellfish harvesting areas
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Approach - Improve water quality to prevent downgrades and achieve upgrades of important current tribal, commercial and recreational shellfish harvesting areas.
Desired Outcome - Regional and local programs that protect and improve water quality and control pollution, helping to prevent the degradation of healthy shellfish beds and to achieve upgrades of degraded shellfish beds.
Policy Needs, Example Actions, Proposal Guidance - This approach can be used to address wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) upgrades, outfall changes, and other wastewater or stormwater infrastructure improvements or planning. Actions should focus on fecal coliform. Consider incorporation of climate change related planning (for extreme weather events and potential disruption to systems related to power outages.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.