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Surface Water Utility Engineering

The Surface Water Utility is responsible for maintaining and improving the quality of the lakes and rivers in the City of Renton.  This section is responsible for planning, permitting, design and construction of capital improvement projects, policy development, design standards for new development, customer service for drainage complaints, public education, flood hazard monitoring and response assistance during flood events.

What's the difference between storm and surface water?

Stormwater is rainwater. Surface water is lakes, rivers, ponds and other water collection areas. Stormwater eventually empties into surface waters, so it is important that the stormwater be as clean as possible. 

Why is managing storm and surface waters so important?

Managing stormwater and surface water protects and improves the quality of our lakes, streams & rivers and helps to control flooding.

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