Public Hearing about the 2016 Stormwater Code Update

City Council has scheduled a public hearing on the 2016 Stormwater Code Update for August 11, 2015. The meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in Seattle City Hall Council Chambers. The draft documents of the 2016 Stormwater Code and other project applicability code changes are available for your review on our website.

You can provide comments by attending the public hearing on August 11, 2015.  You can also provide written comments on the draft 2016 Stormwater Code update by sending them to or by mailing to the address below:

Sherell Ehlers
Seattle Public Utilities
700 Fifth Ave, Suite 4900
PO Box 34018
Seattle, WA  98124-4018

Our official public comment period for written comments on the draft 2016 Stormwater Code ended on June 30, 2015. We will continue to take written comments until we send final recommendations to the Mayor for transmittal to the City Council. Email correspondence is preferred.

If you’re suggesting a code change, include as much of the following information as you can:

  • Number and title of the code section (for example:  22.805.070.D.a)
  • Specific code language you’re suggesting
  • Explanation of why the code should be changed


We may not be able to respond to individual comments, but we will take all comments into consideration.

There will also be opportunities this summer to provide public comment on the draft 2016 Stormwater Manual.  A public meeting related to the 2016 Stormwater Manual will be held in late summer or early fall of 2015.