Surface Water Management

We want to hear from you!


We're in the process of updating our Storm and Surface Water Master Plan, and we'd like to hear your thoughts. Check out our virtual open house through September 30, 2020 to see the draft plan, then use the online feedback form to submit your comments.
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Update about how COVID-19 affects our services


In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, employee schedules have shifted and response times may take longer. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for on our website, please contact us by email whenever possible. City of Bothell appreciates your patience and is committed to providing the best service possible under the given circumstances.

Furlough days for City Hall and Bothell Operations Center


Most City of Bothell employees are furloughed every other Friday from June 12 – December 31, 2020. These furloughs are in response to the City’s COVID-19 related revenue losses and budget deficit. City Hall and the Bothell Operations Center are closed on these furlough days, and staff will not be available by phone or email. View the schedule of furlough days at www.bothellwa.gov/calendar.

Updated 6/11/20

What We Do


Surface water staff work to protect our local streams through storm system inspection, maintenance, construction oversight, stream monitoring, and education and outreach opportunities to foster healthy watershed stewardship. Learn how you can help.

Program Updates

2020 Surface Water Design Manual


As part of the City’s yearly update to the Bothell Design and Construction Standards and Specifications, we have updated Bothell’s Surface Water Design Manual. Learn more and view the updated manual.

Report a Spill


Let us know right away if you see a spill so we can try to contain it before it reaches any of our storm drains or local streams. Report a spill.

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Report a Drainage Issue


Submit an online form to tell us about your drainage concern. If it's an emergency, call 911.

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