The final draft of the 2016 Stormwater Manual, Volumes 1 through 5 and appendices, also referred to as Directors' Rule DPD 21-2015/SPU DWW 200, is available for your review on our project documents page. We want your feedback. To comment, visit our get involved page. We'll accept comments through October 18, 2015.
On Monday, September 21, the full Council voted on the 2016 Stormwater Code ordinance and the project applicability ordinance. To review the ordinances, visit our project documents page.
Our proposed 2016 Stormwater Code and Manual are scheduled to be effective on January 1, 2016. Our new rules will replace the current Stormwater Code and Directors' Rules, which are administered jointly by us and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU). For more information, visit our background page. For more information on how to comment, visit our get involved page.
Our stormwater code protects people, property, and the environment by controlling how rain water runs off of streets, buildings, and parking lots. Stormwater runoff can cause flooding, landslides, and erosion that can damage our homes, businesses, and property. Stormwater runoff carries oil and grease, fertilizers, pesticides and other toxic chemicals to our creeks, lakes, bays, rivers, and other waterways.
Our regulations will be equivalent to Ecology's 2014 Stormwater Manual and will address the following topics: