File #: 2010-0218    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/5/2010 In control: Environment and Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/26/2010
Enactment date: 7/30/2010 Enactment #: 16889
Title: AN ORDINANCE approving the City of Redmond General Sewer Plan, November 2009.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips
Indexes: Redmond, City of, Sewer Districts
Attachments: 1. 16889.pdf, 2. 2010-0218 Fiscal Note.xls, 3. 2010-0218 Transmittal Letter.doc, 4. Redmond Sewer Matrix.doc, 5. Redmond SewerRegulatory Note.doc, 6. A. City of Redmond General Sewer Plan, November 2009, 7. 2010-0218 Staff Report - Redmond 2009 Sewer Plan
Staff: Reed, Mike
Clerk 03/25/2010
AN ORDINANCE approving the City of Redmond General Sewer Plan, November 2009.
1.  K.C.C. chapter 13.24 requires approval of comprehensive plans for sewer utilities as a prerequisite to granting right-of-way franchises and approval for right-of-way construction permits.  Such plans or their updates must be submitted to the county at least once every six years, and more frequently if circumstances call for an earlier submittal.
2.  K.C.C. 13.24.060 requires that such plans 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.  The King County Comprehensive Plan, which includes water supply and wastewater policies in its provisions for facilities and services (policies
F-225 through F-254), also calls 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.  Both Washington state Department of Ecology and King County regulations require sewer plans to be approved prior to construction of new facilities.
4.  The city of Redmond ("the city") provides sewer service to a population of over fifty-three thousand and an employment base of eighty-three thousand in a service area of approximately eleven thousand eight hundred acres in the central portion of King County.  Its service area includes the entire city, Novelty Hill, and a small part of unincorporated King County.  Its service area is a mixture of residential, commercial, and roadway properties, with no major industrial customers, and includes a small portion of park and open spaces.  The city's facilities discharge to the regional wastewater system operated by King County.
5.  The city's service area is largely built out.  Its anticipated growth through 2028 will be largely mixed-use development and redevelopment construction.  In addition, the city expects to accommodate additional flows from providing sewers to a portion of its service area that do not currently have service.  By 2028 it expects to be serving a residential population of approximately eighty-nine thousand people as a result of both growth and annexations.
6.  The city's principal operational issue, aside from extending service to certain small areas without service, is inflow and infiltration into the city's facilities during rain events.  The city will be investigating the origins and magnitude of those flows from different portions of its service area, using a series of tests and metering of wastewater flows into the city's system.  It anticipates developing a strategy for reducing those flows in concert with the county.
7.  The county's most recent approval of the city's sewer plan occurred in 1997.
8.  The King County utilities technical review committee ("UTRC") reviewed and approved the city's 2009 plan update ("the plan") in November 2009.  K.C.C. chapter 13.24 requires review of wastewater plans by the UTRC, and 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 planning data and proposed operations were reviewed by the UTRC.  The UTRC found the plan to be consistent with:
 a.  the population and employment forecasts developed for the service area were appropriately used;
 b.  King County land use classifications;
 c. WAC 173-240-050; and
  d.  pertinent county adopted plans and policies.
9.  The UTRC also found that, with revisions and additional information supplied by the city, the plan sufficiently addresses the specific issues required to be addressed under K.C.C. 13.24.010.H, including opportunities for the use of reclaimed water.  The UTRC recommends that the King County council approve the plan.
10.  The state Department of Ecology has reviewed and approved the plan as consistent with RCW 90.48.110 and chapter 173-240 WAC.
11.  The city completed a state Environmental Policy Act checklist and issued a determination of nonsignificance for the issuance of the plan on July 31, 2009.  There was no appeal of the determination.
      SECTION 1.  The City of Redmond General Sewer Plan, November 2009, Attachment A to this ordinance, is hereby approved as a general sewer and facilities plan.