Our Surface Water Utility is preparing the 2018 Surface Water Master Plan (Master Plan) to address drainage and water quality challenges associated with growth, increasing regulations, and aging infrastructure. The Master Plan will guide the Surface Water Utility (Utility) for the next five to 10 years including recommendations for capital improvements, programs, and a financial plan for long-term asset management

Public Meetings

We held two open houses on September 8, 2016, and on July 11, 2017, to provide residents with a general understanding of the Utility and an opportunity for us to listen to the community, solicit ideas, and receive public input regarding their concerns and experiences. We also asked residents to complete surveys to provide more input. 

We used resident feedback from the public meetings and the surveys to inform the master planning process, which ultimately helped form the management strategy the Surface Water Utility is adopting to provide the best possible service to the City.


The draft Master Plan document is provided below for public review and comment. Please submit your comments before July 9, 2018. 

The Master Plan document is scheduled for discussion by the Planning Commission on July 9, 2018 and adoption by the City Council in November 2018. 

To submit a comment, use the button on the right, or submit them directly to Surface Water Utility Manager, Uki Dele at udele@shorelinewa.gov or (206) 801-2451.

2018 Surface Water Master Plan - Draft

2018 Surface Water Master Plan - Appendices


SWM Master Plan Open House 9.8 (3)

Residents listening to a presentation at an open house.

Open House 2 stickies board