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About the Stormwater Utility

Kirkland Stormwater Utility

Storm drain with markerKirkland’s Storm & Surface Water Division ensures the proper maintenance and operation of all public and private drainage systems within the city. These drainage systems are constantly evolving as new development and redevelopment occurs. Kirkland's Storm & Surface Water Division is responsible for:

  • 427 miles of pipes and culverts 
  • 24,995 catch basins 
  • 1,102 detention tanks and vaults
  • 36 miles of stream, 3 large lakes, and over 400 acres of wetland.


  • What is Stormwater? - Information on what stormwater is and how the City of Kirkland manages stormwater issues.
  • Surface Water Master Plan - A 10-year plan that sets the priorities for the Storm & Surface Water Division based on the need to protect and improve the health of stream and lakes in our community.
  • NPDES Stormwater Permit - Kirkland is required to have a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit under the federal Clean Water Act.
  • Surface Water Management Fee - Information on how the surface water management fee is calculated.
  • Stormwater Projects - Information about current and completed stormwater projects.


    Public Works
    123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
    T. 425-587-3800 | F. 425-587-3807
    Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Operations & Maintenance
    915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033
    T. 425-587-3900 24/7 | F. 425-587-3902
    Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    General Inquiries - Contact us via the: 
    Our Kirkland Customer Service Portal