Storm & Surface Water Drainage Utility System

The Edmonds stormwater drainage utility system is comprised of catch basins, ditches, pipes, and other structures that flow into streams, lakes and wetlands, all of which outfall to the Puget Sound or Lake Ballinger. The Engineering Division is responsible for compliance with the State's Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit (NPDES) including review of new building or redevelopment projects for compliance with the Edmonds stormwater code, and long range planning as it relates to the Edmonds stormwater code, and design and construction management of public storm system improvements. City crews perform maintenance and repairs to the entire system to reduce flooding, improve water quality and preserve the environment.