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 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 both public meetings and the surveys to inform the master planning process, which ultimately helped in forming the management strategy the Surface Water Utility is adopting to provide the best possible service to the City.


The Master Plan document is scheduled for adoption by the City Council in November 2018. The draft Master Plan document is provided below for public review and comment.

Please submit your comments before July 9, 2018. Use the button to the right to submit your comments, 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