Burien's surface water features (the lakes, wetlands, streams, and Puget Sound) are a significant part of our natural beauty and rich heritage. Spawning salmon, meandering streams, and clean water are important natural resources which must be managed wisely to protect their value. With this in mind, Burien has adopted the King County 2009 Surface Water Design Manual
This Surface Water Design Manual contains the requirements and standards for designing surface and storm water management systems in the City of Burien, WA. As part of the permit approval process for certain types of permits for proposed projects, Burien requires the construction of surface water and storm water management systems to mitigate the impacts on natural and existing man-made drainage systems.
To purchase a manual from the King County DNR Water and Land Resources Division please call (206) 296-6519. For additional information, visit the Water and Land Resources Division Manual Website
Note: The King County 2009 Surface Water Design Manual was adopted in February, 2010. Existing site conditions shall be assumed historic site conditions. Historic site conditions mean those that existed on the site (assumed as forest cover) prior to any development in the Puget Sound region (ref. BMC. 13.10.140). Historic site conditions shall be assumed to be forest cover.
direct your comments or questions to Heungkook Lim at (206) 248-5516, or