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File #: 2007-0581    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2007 In control: Growth Management and Natural Resources Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/10/2007
Enactment date: 12/20/2007 Enactment #: 15980
Title: AN ORDINANCE approving the Covington Water District 2007 Water System Plan Update.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips
Indexes: Covington, City of, Water, Water Districts
Attachments: 1. 15980.pdf, 2. 2007-0581 Amendment.doc, 3. 2007-0581 Covington Water Plan Matrix.doc, 4. 2007-0581 Fiscal Note.doc, 5. 2007-0581 Regulatory Note.doc, 6. 2007-0581 Revised Staff Report - Covington Water System Plan Staff Report.doc, 7. 2007-0581 Staff Report - Covington Water System Plan(11-27-07).doc, 8. 2007-0581 Transmittal Letter.doc, 9. Covington Water District--Water System Plan Update--February 2007
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Clerk 11/28/2007
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AN ORDINANCE approving the Covington Water District 2007 Water System Plan Update.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
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 approved the Covington Water District 1994 Comprehensive Water System Plan in May 1998. It includes provisions for capital facilities to address anticipated growth within Covington's service area, improvements to its existing facilities and additional provisions for water conservation. It also includes provisions for serving two different service areas-its retail service area and its future service area.
4. The Covington water district currently provides water service in southeast King County, north of the Green river and bound to the west by the cities of Auburn and Kent. The district's corporate boundaries include approximately fifty-three square miles, and its service facilities extend into unincorporated King County and include the cities of Covington, Maple Valley and Black Diamond. The Covington water district identified its retail service area to be coincident with the "future service area" established in 1989 in the South King County Coordinated Water System Plan ("CWSP"); see the discussion of service area in subsection...

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