File #: 2021-0182    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/18/2021 In control: Local Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/6/2021
Enactment date: 7/22/2021 Enactment #: 19314
Title: AN ORDINANCE approving the Sallal Water Association Water System Plan of 2020.
Sponsors: Kathy Lambert
Indexes: Water
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19314, 2. A. Sallal Water Association Water System Plan September 2020, 3. 2021-0182 Legislative Form, 4. 2021-0182 2-Sallal-transmittal-letter-031521, 5. 2021-0182 Copy of 3-Sallal-Fiscal-Note-031521, 6. 2021-0182 4-Sallal-Matrix-031521, 7. 2021-0182_SR_Sallal
Staff: Micklow, Andy


Clerk 04/26/2021


AN ORDINANCE approving the Sallal Water Association 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.  RCW 70.116.050 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.  Sallal Water Association's water service area is within King County and the association has adopted a comprehensive water system plan ("the plan").  The association's previous water system plan was prepared in 2009 and approved in 2010.

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 water system plan and has found:

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

  b.  The association's service area includes portions of 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 association prepared an environmental checklist and King County issued a determination of nonsignificance for the plan on November 30, 2020.  There were no appeals.

8.  The association's operations and facilities meet multiple existing statutory, administrative, and planning standards.  As the association'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 Sallal Water Association Water System Plan of 2020, Attachment A to this ordinance, is hereby approved as a water system plan.