File #: 2013-0440    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: In control: Transportation, Economy, and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/16/2013
Enactment date: 12/19/2013 Enactment #: 17716
Title: AN ORDINANCE approving the City of Auburn Comprehensive Water Plan.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips
Indexes: Auburn, City of, Comprehensive Plan
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 17716.pdf, 2. A. Auburn Comprehensive Water Plan, 3. 2013-0440 Transmittal Letter.doc, 4. 2013-0440 Fiscal Note.xls, 5. 2013-0440 Review of the City of Auburn Comprehensive Water Plan.docx, 6. 2013-0440 Staff Report - Auburn Comp Water Plan.docx
Staff: Reed, Mike
Clerk 09/30/2013
AN ORDINANCE approving the City of Auburn Comprehensive Water Plan.
1. King County has adopted K.C.C. chapter 13.24, which requires approval of comprehensive plans for water utilities that distribute or obtain water in unincorporated King County as a prerequisite for operating in unincorporated King County, receiving approval for annexation proposals, being granted right-of-way franchises, and being given approval for right-of-way construction permits. K.C.C. 13.24.060 prescribes the requirements for approval of such plans, including consistency with state and local planning requirements.
2. RCW 70.116.050 requires that general comprehensive plans for water within critical water supply service areas be submitted to, and approved by, the legislative authority within whose boundaries all or a portion of a utility lies.
3. The city of Auburn's ("the city") last water system plan was prepared in 2002. Both Washington state Department of Health ("DOH") and King County regulations require water system plans to be updated every six years.
4. The city's service area is within a critical water supply service area and the city has adopted a water system plan ("the plan").
5. King County has adopted a comprehensive plan that includes water supply policies in its provisions for facilities and services (policies F-101 through F-254) that call for consistency with other adopted plans, support for regional water supply planning, pursuit of reclaimed water, water conservation and protection of water resources.
6. K.C.C. chapter 13.24 requires the utilities technical review committee ("the UTRC") to review and make a recommendation to the King County executive and council on the plan and the requirements under K.C.C. chapter 13.24 and consistency with the King County Comprehensive Plan. The UTRC has reviewed the planning data and city operations and has found:
a. The plan uses population and employme...

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