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File #: 2016-0526    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/28/2016 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/12/2016
Enactment date: 12/16/2016 Enactment #: 18437
Title: AN ORDINANCE approving the King County Water District No. 111 Water System Plan Update Extension June 2016.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Water
Attachments: 1. 18437.pdf, 2. 2016-0526 legislative review form.pdf, 3. A. King County Water District No. 111 Water System Plan Update, 4. 2016-0526 transmittal letter.docx, 5. 2016-0526 Review of the KC Water District No. 111 Water System Plan - Update Extension June 2016.docx, 6. 2016-0526 fiscal note.xls, 7. 2016-0526_SR_WaterDistNo111.docx

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AN ORDINANCE approving the King County Water District No. 111 Water System Plan Update Extension June 2016.

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STATEMENT OF FACTS:

1.  King County Water District No. 111 is a special purpose district with service in King County.  RCW 57.16.010 requires that general comprehensive plans by special purpose districts be submitted to, and be approved by, the county legislative authority within whose boundaries all or a portion of a utility lies.

2.  King County Water District No. 111's last general water facility plan was approved in 2007 and the district is in the process of updating its general water facility plan.  Washington state Department of Health and King County regulations require water system plans to be updated every six years.

3.  The district is proposing a new intertie with the Covington Water District for the purpose of obtaining wholesale water, and seeks approval of its amended plan, in accordance with RCW 57.16.010, which requires that a district amend its plan before ordering any new improvements by the district.

4.  K.C.C. chapter 13.24 requires the utilities technical review committee to review and make a recommendation on comprehensive water system plans to the King County executive and council.  K.C.C. 13.24.060 prescribes the contents of such review, which include consistency with the King County Comprehensive Plan.

5.  King County's adopted Comprehensive Plan includes policies F-101 through F-254, the applicable portions of which address water policies for facilities and services; these water policies call for consistency with other adopted plans, pursuit of reclaimed water, water conservation and protection of water resources.  The utilities technical review committee has reviewed the planning data and system operations of the amended plan and has found:

  a.  The amended plan uses population and employment forecasts developed by the Puget Sound Regional Council;

  b.  The district's service area does not include unincorporated King County;

  c.  The capital facility plan is adequate to meet anticipated facility and service needs;

  d.  The amended plan is consistent with applicable Washington state water quality laws; and

  e.  The amended plan is consistent with other pertinent county adopted plans and policies.

6.  Washington state Department of Health approval is pending upon King County's approval of the amended plan.

7.  Under the state Environmental Policy Act the district completed an environmental check list and issued an addendum to the 2007 plan's state Environmental Policy Act determination of nonsignificance on June 23, 2016.  There were no appeals.

8.  The district's operations and facilities meet multiple existing statutory, administrative and planning standards.  As the district's operations, facilities and planning meet the requirements of the King County Code and are consistent with the King County Comprehensive Plan, the utilities technical review committee has recommended approval of the amended plan.

                     BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:

                     SECTION 1.  The King County Water District No. 111 Water System Plan

Update Extension June 2016, Attachment A to this ordinance, is hereby approved as an amended comprehensive water system plan.