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About the Stormwater Utility

Storm drain with markerKirkland’s Stormwater Utility ensures the proper maintenance and operation of all public and private drainage systems within the city. This includes 381 miles of pipes and culverts, 24,493 catch basins, 1,010 detention tanks and vaullts, 30.8 miles of stream and 170 stormwater ponds throughout the city.

  • What is Stormwater? - Information on what stormwater is and how the City of Kirkland manages stormwater issues.
  • Stormwater Master Plan - A 5-year plan that sets the priorities for the Stormwater Utility based on the need to protect and improve the health of stream and lakes in our community.
  • Stormwater Permit - Kirkland is required to have a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit under the federal Clean Water Act.
  • Stormwater Utility Rate - Information on how the stormwater utility fee is calculated.
  • 2016 Stormwater Management Program Plan (PDF) - Information regarding Kirkland's compliance with NPDES Stormwater Permit.
  • Stormwater Grant Projects - Information about current and completed stormwater grant projects.


Public Works
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
Operations & Maintenance
Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
Engineering: T. 425.587.3800 | F. 425.587.3807
Operations & Maintenance: T. 425.587.3900 | F. 425.587.3902