2016 Stormwater Code and Manual Update Public Meeting and Public Hearing

Want to let us know what you think about the 2016 Stormwater Manual? Then don’t miss our public meeting on September 30, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., in Seattle Municipal Tower (700 5th Ave.), room 2240. The final draft of the 2016 Stormwater Manual will be available on our website before the meeting. The Stormwater Manual is a Director’s Rule that interprets the Stormwater Code requirements. Director’s Rules are binding rules adopted according to the administration section in the Seattle Municipal Code.

Want to comment on the 2016 Stormwater Code Update? Then don’t miss the City Council’s public hearing on September 11, at 2:00 p.m. in Seattle City Hall Council Chambers. The draft documents of the 2016 Stormwater Code and other code changes regarding the applicability of code revisions to development projects are available for your review on our website. Stormwater Code is legislation that will be passed by Council and must be approved by the Mayor.

You can also provide written comments on the draft 2016 Stormwater Code update by sending them to StormwaterCode@Seattle.gov or to:

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

Our official public comment period on the draft 2016 Stormwater Code ended on June 30, 2015. However, 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