Bellevue's Environmental Services Commission will hold a public hearing to meet the city's public process requirement to establish a water conservation goal. The public hearing will be Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 450 110th Avenue NE, conference room 1E-112.
The state Department of Health recently revised water conservation planning requirements as a result of the 2003 Municipal Water Law. The new Water Use Efficiency Rule, issued Jan. 22, requires municipal water suppliers to establish a water conservation goal. The city's water conservation goal must be approved no later than Jan. 22, 2008, using a public process.
At the July 30 City Council meeting, staff briefed the City Council on the new WUE Rule and the public process requirements. The Council gave approval to move forward with the city’s proposed water conservation goal and requested the Environmental Services Commission to hold a public hearing.
The public process is intended to provide an opportunity for consumers and the public to comment on the city’s proposed water conservation goal. Following the hearing, the City Council will review and consider all comments received before approving the city's water conservation goal.
Public Hearing Document
Public Hearing Briefing
Water Conservation Chapter of Bellevue's Water Comprehensive Plan
Cascade Water Alliance’s Resolution # 2007-02 on adopting Cascade’s Water Conservation Goal
Cascade Water Alliance’s 2005 Water Conservation Potential Assessment
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