We are revising our existing Stormwater Code (SMC 22.800-22.808) and the associated Directors’ Rules. Our new rules will replace the current stormwater code and Directors' Rules, which are administered jointly by DPD and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU).
On November 7, 2013 we held an open house about the updates we are making to the stormwater code. Please visit the Get Involved page to see documents from that meeting.
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, river and other waterways.
Our regulations will be equivalent to Ecology's 2012 Stormwater Manual and will address the following topics: