File #: 2021-0044    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/12/2021 In control: Local Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 1/26/2021
Enactment date: 2/12/2021 Enactment #: 19229
Title: AN ORDINANCE approving the City of North Bend Water System Plan of 2020.
Sponsors: Kathy Lambert
Indexes: North Bend, City of, Planning, Water
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19229, 2. A. City of North Bend Water System Plan, 3. 2021-0044 transmittal letter, 4. 2021-0044 Summary Memo North Bend WSP, 5. 2021-0044 UTRC Matrix North Bend WSP, 6. 2021-0044 fiscal note, 7. 2021-0044 Legislative Review Form, 8. 2021-0044_SR_NorthBendWater.docx


Clerk 01/08/2021


AN ORDINANCE approving the City of North Bend Water System Plan of 2020.



1.  King County has adopted K.C.C. chapter 13.24, which requires approval of comprehensive plans for water utilities that distribute or obtain water in unincorporated King County as a prerequisite for operating in unincorporated King County, receiving approval for annexation proposals, being granted right-of-way franchises, and being given approval for right-of-way construction permits.  K.C.C. 13.24.060 prescribes the requirements for approval of such plans, including consistency with state and local planning requirements.

2.  The Revised Code of Washington 70A.100.050 requires that general comprehensive plans for water districts within critical water supply service areas be submitted to, and approved by, the legislative authority of the county within which all or a portion of the water utility is located.

3.  The city of North Bend’s water service area is within King County and the city has adopted a comprehensive water system plan ("the plan").  The city's previous water system plan was prepared in 2010 and approved in 2011.

4.  King County has adopted a comprehensive plan that includes water supply policies in its provisions for facilities and services (policies F-101 through F-254) that call for consistency with other adopted plans, support for regional water supply planning, pursuit of reclaimed water, water conservation and protection of water resources.

5.  K.C.C. chapter 13.24 requires the utilities technical review committee to review and make 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 utilities technical review committee has reviewed the planning data and city's operations and has found:

  a.  The plan uses population and employment forecasts developed by the Puget Sound Regional Council for the city's service area;

  b.  The city's service area includes the City of North Bend and unincorporated King County;

  c.  The capital facility plan is adequate to meet anticipated facility and service needs;

  d.  The plan is consistent with applicable Washington state water quality laws; and

  e.  The plan is consistent with other pertinent county adopted plans and policies.

6.  The Washington state Department of Health approval is pending upon King County's approval of the plan.

7.  Under the state Environmental Policy Act, the city issued a determination of nonsignificance for the draft plan on March 27, 2020.  There were no appeals.  The city issued an addendum on November 18, 2020, to address changes since the March draft.

8.  The city's operations and facilities meet multiple existing statutory, administrative and planning standards.  As the city's operations, facilities and planning meet the requirements of the King County Code and are consistent with the King County Comprehensive Plan, the utilities technical review committee has recommended approval of the plan.


                     SECTION 1.  The City of North Bend Water System Plan, Attachment A to this ordinance, is hereby approved as a water system plan.