Water is a good thing, but too much of a good thing can cause problems. In developed areas such as the City of Kirkland, there are many hard surfaces such as roadways and rooftops that do not allow water to soak into the ground. Too much water running over hard surfaces can lead to drainage and flooding problems, as well as stream channel damage and water quality problems.
What the City Does
Stormwater System Maintenance - Kirkland’s stormwater crews maintain more than 15,000 storm drains and over 190 miles of stormwater pipes and ditches. They work to fix problems before they cause flooding.
Private Stormwater Maintenance Program - The City of Kirkland works with local property owners to ensure that all stormwater systems receive periodic inspection and maintenance.
What You Can Do
Reduce Stormwater Runoff – Slow and clean the stormwater runoff from your home by helping the rain soak into the soil.
Manage Drainage on Your Property - Manage drainage issues around your home and prevent flooding.
Prepare for Flooding – Protect yourself and your property from flood damage. Adopt a storm drain in your neighborhood and help prevent localized flooding.
Report a Drainage or Flooding Problem - Use this form or call 425-587-3900 to report a drainage or flooding problem in Kirkland.