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File #: 2007-0492    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/1/2007 In control: Growth Management and Natural Resources Committee
On agenda: Final action: 10/15/2007
Enactment date: 10/23/2007 Enactment #: 15926
Title: AN ORDINANCE approving the city of Enumclaw 2006 Comprehensive Water System Plan.
Sponsors: Reagan Dunn, Larry Phillips
Indexes: Comprehensive Plan, Enumclaw, City of, Water
Attachments: 1. 15926.pdf, 2. 2007-0492 Staff Report - Enumclaw Water System Plan.doc, 3. 2007-0492 Fiscal Note.doc, 4. 2007-0492 Regulatory Note.doc, 5. 2007-0492 Review of City of Enumclaw 2006 Water System Plan Update.doc, 6. 2007-0492 Transmittal Letter.doc, 7. A. City of Enumclaw Comprehensive Water System Plan Draft June 2006
Clerk 09/24/2007
AN ORDINANCE approving the city of Enumclaw 2006 Comprehensive Water System Plan.
1. K.C.C. chapter 13.24 requires approval of comprehensive plans for water utilities as a prerequisite for granting right-of-way franchises and approval of right-of-way construction permits. Plans are required from water utilities with sources of supply, or distribution facilities, within unincorporated King County. With some exceptions, this requirement also applies to amendments to such plans.
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.
3. King County last approved the city of Enumclaw's 1993 Comprehensive Water System Plan in May 1996. The 2006 update includes provisions for capital facilities to address anticipated growth within Enumclaw's Urban Growth Area ("UGA"), improvements to its existing facilities, and additional provisions for water conservation and water rights acquisitions. It also includes provisions for serving three different service areas - its "future service area" established under the South King County Coordinated Water System Plan ("CWSP"), its "wholesale service area," and its "retail service area," each of which has a different meaning. Within a "future service area" under the CWSP, the designated water utility has the exclusive authority to provide water service to a proposed new development within that area, unless it cannot do so in a "timely and reasonable" fashion, in which case a different water utility may provide it. There is no general definition in state law or rules for a "wholesale service area," which in this plan the city identifies as two exi...

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