Storm & Surface Water Plan

Get Involved

Olympia’s Storm and Surface Water Plan provides strategic guidance to the Storm and Surface Water Utility.  The Utility is responsible for protecting against flooding, improving water quality, and enhancing aquatic habitat in Olympia. 

Our current plan has guided the Utility since 2003.  Since then, there have been significant changes in storm and surface water laws, technology, and Olympia’s urban environment.  This planning update will guide the Utility over the next decade.   

Goals and Objectives:  


  • March 2016 - August 2017 In Progress   
    • Plan Development and Public Outreach
  • September 7, 2017
    • Utility Advisory Committee Review of Draft Plan
  • Winter 2017
    • City Council Review and Approval

Stay Informed!

To stay up to date on this project and learn about public involvement opportunities, sign up for the City Plans & Strategies e-Newsletter.

Thank you for your feedback through our SSW Plan survey! View the survey results.

Ideas or Questions about the Plan?

Contact Susan Clark, Senior Planner, by email or call 360.753.8321.    


Olympia's Comprehensive Plan

The Storm and Surface Water Utility draws guidance from Olympia's Comprehensive Plan. View the goals and policies that pertain to Olympia's water resources.