File #: 2007-0317    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/29/2007 In control: Utilities and Parks Committee
On agenda: 4/28/2008 Final action: 4/28/2008
Enactment date: Enactment #: 16080
Title: AN ORDINANCE approving the Seattle Public Utilities 2007 Water System Plan Update as a comprehensive water system plan, with findings.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips
Indexes: Water
Attachments: 1. Ord16080.pdf, 2. 2007-0317 Attachment 1 to Staff Report (7-10-07).doc, 3. 2007-0317 Fiscal Note.doc, 4. 2007-0317 Regulatory Note Checklist of Criteria--Attachment to Transmittal Letter.doc, 5. 2007-0317 Review of Seattle Public Utilities 2006 Water System Plan Update--Attachment to Transmittal Letter.doc, 6. 2007-0317 Revised Staff Report - 2007 SPU Comp Plan (7-10-07).doc, 7. 2007-0317 Staff Report - 2007 SPU Comp Plan (7-10-07).doc, 8. 2007-0317 Transmittal Letter.doc, 9. A. 2007 Water System Plan-Our Water-Our Future-dated December, 2006--Volume 1 and Voume II: Appendices, 10. A. 2007 Water System Plan-Our Water-Our Future-Public Review Draft--Volume 1 and Voume II: Appendices
Clerk 7/13/2007
AN ORDINANCE approving the Seattle Public Utilities 2007 Water System Plan Update as a comprehensive water system plan, with findings.
1. King County has adopted K.C.C. chapter 13.24 which requires approval of comprehensive plans for water and sewer utilities that distribute or obtain water, or provide sewer collection or treatment, 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 43.20.260 requires that water system plans for any new industrial, commercial, or residential use are to be consistent with the requirements of any comprehensive plans or development regulations adopted under chapter 36.70A RCW or any other applicable comprehensive plan, land use plan, or development regulation adopted by a city, town or county for the service area. King County has adopted a Comprehensive Plan that includes Water Supply policies in its provisions for Facilities and Services (Policies F-225 through F-244) that, inter alia, call for consistency with other adopted plans, support for regional water supply planning, pursuit of reclaimed water and water conservation, and protection of water resources.
3. King County last approved Seattle's Water System Plan in November, 2001. Both state Department of Health ("DOH") and King County regulations require water system plans to be updated every six years.
4. Seattle Public Utilities ("SPU") operates the largest water supply system in the state. It provides service to over six hundred twenty-eight thousand people in its retail service area within the Seattle city limits, and also provides water to twenty-one wholesale water ut...

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