Stormwater Utility
The City of Redmond, through its NPDES Municipal Permit, is responsible for ensuring proper maintenance and operation of all public and private stormwater systems within the City. These include 323 miles of pipes, 20,000 catch basins and manholes, 314 vaults, 182 bioswales, 68 miles of streams, and 261 ponds throughout the City!

The Stormwater Utility:
  • ensures that public and private stormwater systems are planned, developed and maintained to prevent flooding, protect water quality and preserve natural stormwater systems;
  • monitors water quality and provides leadership and focus for community efforts working toward improved stormwater management;
  • identifies needs for capital improvement of the stormwater systems including streams and habitat, prioritizes, selects, and constructs those improvements; and
  • ensures that City construction and maintenance projects are planned and implemented to cause as little short term and long term harm as possible to the environment.
Managed by the Public Works Department, Natural Resources Division, the Stormwater Utility funds support engineers, scientists, technicians, inspectors, project managers, and administrative specialists in several divisions within the City's Public Works Department. 

Where do the Stormwater Utility Funds come from?
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The Stormwater Utility is financed with revenue generated by a stormwater utility fee that is charged to owners of developed property. 

Each developed parcel in the City is subject to the stormwater utility charge. Drainage from most properties enters or impacts the City stormwater system in some manner. These facilities, which are generally located on City streets, require continual maintenance and improvement.

The stormwater utility also supports capital improvement projects for flood control, erosion, conveyance improvements, and regional water quality or detention facilities. The utility also monitors the health of local streams, constructs habitat improvement projects, and responds to State and Federal regulatory and permitting requirements.

How is the Stormwater Fee calculated?
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The stormwater utility fee is calculated proportionately for the demand the property puts on the system. General Information on Redmond's Stormwater Utility and Stormwater Billing is in this publication:  Stormwater Utility Fee.

How do I correct or change the billing address for my stormwater bill?
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Please complete the following form and submit to the City:  Stormwater Request to Change Billing Address Form

How do I pay my utility bill?
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This information is located on the Utility Billing pages of this website.