The Water Resources Division of Yakima County Public Services Department is responsible for the following activities:
Flood Preparedness and Awareness: Information in what to do before, during and after a flood, who to contact including Emergency Management Services, and Public Outreach activities. An flood emergency does not have to be declared before you can activate your flood insurance.
Stormwater Management: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) II permit compliance for the urban county. Yakima County, as the Yakima Regional Stormwater Group (RSWG) Lead, is tasked by an Interlocal Governmental Agreement (ILA) to perform permit compliance tasks for the cities of Selah, Sunnyside, Union Gap, and urban Yakima County.