The stormwater system in Bellevue is a a combination of streams, lakes, wetlands, pipes, catch basins and flood control sites--private and public systems that eventully drain into either Lake Washington or Lake Sammamish. Bellevue Utilities:
- Provides flood control;
- Protects water quality;
- Provides the safe conveyance of stormwater to streams, lakes and wetlands;
- Protects natural habitat; and
- Provides education to protect the environment.
Managing stormwater effectively involves cooperative efforts from both the private and public sectors. There are many things you can do to protect water quality.
If you have a drainage problem at your home or business and need advice, call 425-452-7840 or send an email to Utilities Operations and Maintenance. If your home or business is in danger of flooding, call Utilities 24-hour Emergency Response at 425-452-7840. The drainage basin map shows each of the city's 26 drainage basins and provides details about them.
Stormwater Management Guide