Surface Water Master Plan Update
OPEN HOUSE – May 1, 2013
As part of the update process, the City is holding a public Open House on May 1, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Finn Hill Middle School, 8040 NE 132nd St, Kirkland, WA. View the invite here. At the event, information will be on display about the current status of surface water management in Kirkland, and attendees will have the opportunity to:
· Provide comments
· Talk to project representatives
· Report neighborhood flooding problems or other local water issues
· Help identify areas of focus such as priority projects and programs
The Surface Water Master Plan (SWMP) sets the stage for future surface water management in Kirkland by identifying projects and programs that will support long-term progress for the three overarching goals of Flood Reduction, Water Quality Improvement, and Aquatic Habitat Protection and Restoration.
The SWMP was first developed in 2005. Since that time the City annexed a very large part of unincorporated King County, increasing Kirkland’s population and area by almost 40 percent. Additionally, the City is now heading into the second cycle of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II municipal permit, which will bring additional requirements and changes to the way stormwater is managed in Kirkland. Taking these factors into consideration, the City is interested in developing an updated Surface Water Master Plan (SWMP) that defines priorities, builds on the previous Plan, specifies programs and projects needed to meet Plan goals, and evaluates required revenue and rates to successfully deliver the Plan elements.
In early 2013, the Public Works Department began the process of updating the City’s Surface Water Master Plan (SWMP) by conducting field research on Kirkland's surface water bodies and by conducting a workshop with city staff to identify potential surface water issues. The City is now seeking to engage its citizens in identifying surface water issues and potential solutions.
We want to hear from you!
Comments may be submitted at any time to Jenny Gaus, Senior Surface Water Utility Engineer, Public Works Department, at email@example.com, or by calling the Kirkland Public Works Department at (425) 587-3800.
||Identify surface water concerns and priorities
through public invovlement process
|Late Summer 2013
||Develop list of capital projects
||Develop draft surface water
program and plan
||Public outreach and Council process
on draft plan
||Council adopts final plan
2005 Surface Water Master Plan (PDF) :
Questions? Please e-mail Jenny Gaus, or call the Kirkland Public Works Department at (425) 587-3800