Stormwater & Surface Water Utility
The City of Milton’s Water, Street, and Surface Water Division is comprised of seven fulltime employees, one of which is the supervisor of the division.
Additionally, the City employs one Stormwater Compliance Inspector. This position is a result of the Department of Ecology’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit.
Surface Water Drainage
The City of Milton created a Surface Water Drainage Utility to provide the services necessary to address surface water issues. This division responds to citizen requests, plans for capital improvements, manages projects, and provides inspection services for construction within City right-of-ways and easements. Fees are assessed to properties based on their respective contribution to surface water drainage, based on the amount of impervious surface area for a given site.
Surface Water Rates
Current residential drainage rates are $15.50 per ESU per month .
1 ESU = 2800 square feet of impervious surface.
The Milton Stormwater Press
Surprise Lake News
Water quality information for Surprise Lake residents
Stormwater Reports & Documents
The Milton Municipal Code requires that by April 1st for the preceding calendar year that the Public Works Director shall conduct an annual review of the utility’s operations, the total costs of operation and maintenance of the stormwater retention, detention, collection and conveyance systems, and the schedule of rates and charges. The director shall submit an annual report to the mayor and city council summarizing the review and containing any recommendations for rate adjustments.
- 2015 Stormwater Utility Annual Report
- 2015 NPDES Phase II Annual Stormwater Report
- 2015 Surprise Lake Monitoring Results
- 2016 Stormwater Management Program Plan
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