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Tukwila Surface Water Utility  

Surface or storm water management (SWM) refers to the protection of people, their property, and the general environment from rainfall-related impacts. As a specific function of government, SWM addresses non-point source pollution, rainfall-related erosion and sedimentation, rainfall runoff management, and flood control.

In June 1989, the Tukwila City Council approved the ordinance creating a Surface and Stormwater Utility to provide storm and water service throughout the City of Tukwila. The SWM program includes a comprehensive maintenance program, watershed planning, engineering, public information, and financial management. The program was designed to address existing and future stormwater quality and quantity issues facing the City of Tukwila.

The Surface Water Management Comprehensive Plan is available online by clicking the link below or at the Tukwila Public Works office. The Gilliam Creek Basin Stormwater Management Plan is also available online by clicking the link shown below. More information is available by calling 206 433-0179 or by email at publicworks@tukwilawa.gov


Frequently Asked Questions About The Surface Water Utility

Who should I call if the storm drains are plugged in the front or back of my home?

Report this issue to Tukwila Public Works Maintenance during regular business hours, Monday through Thursday, 6:00 am-4:30 pm at 206 433-1860. After hours and on weekends, call 911.

My yard is flooded every year due to runoff from the street or my neighbor's lot. How can I resolve this?

Report this issue to Public Works Engineering at 206 433-0179. An engineer will examine the situation and make recommendations on how drainage can best be directed. If it is something the city can fix within the public right-of-way, it will be added to the annual list of drainage work.

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Contact Information:

Public Works

6300 Southcenter Blvd.,
Tukwila, WA 98188

Phone: 206 433-0179
Fax: 206 431-3665

Email the Public Works Dept.