Council Reviews Stormwater Code Update

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A proposed update of the city’s Stormwater Code will be considered for adoption by the City Council, following a September 20 public hearing that begins at 7:00 pm at the Interim City Hall, 6100 219th Street SW, Suite 220, Mountlake Terrace.

The update is meant to encourage “low impact development” techniques for managing stormwater and to comply with state requirements for eliminating illicit discharges into the stormwater system.

Updating the Stormwater Code is required by state and federal laws. Because the city’s stormwater management requirements are already based on the state’s stormwater manual, the code updates are not expected to result in any major changes for development.

The proposed Stormwater Code Update Ordinance was reviewed by the City Council at its September 2 meeting. The Planning Commission, following its August 23 public hearing on the update had made a recommendation for the Council to adopt the Ordinance.

Previous meetings about the topic included a July 26 Open House, where residents were invited to learn about and provide input on the update.

For more information about the Stormwater Code Update, please call Stormwater Program Manager Mike Shaw at (425) 670-8264 Ext. 5105, or Civil Engineer Kevin Kinsella, Community and Economic Development Department, at (425) 744-6272.

(Image: Rusty Storm Drain, a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (2.0) image from grungetextures’s photostream)

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