2021 Water Quality Report

Governor Inslee Proclamation 20-23
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The scheduled Board meeting for Wednesday November 24, 2021 @5:00pm has been rescheduled to Tuesday November 23, 2021 @ 5:00pm.
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District General Manager Job Announcement

Click here to view the progress of the new 575 Reservoir and Booster Pump station

New water rates effective April 1, 2021
To Our Valued Customers, Water District 49 recently completed a rate study to include our currently planned projects and facilities planned for construction to meet our future needs for growth and development. On November 13, 2019 at our regular scheduled Board meeting we presented the Water District 49 Commissioners with the recommendations based on the rate study. Upon consideration of the recommendations, the Board of Commissioners approved a rate increase of 4.10%. The rate increase will go into effect on April 1, 2020.

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We are located at 415 S.W. 153rd Street in Burien. This district provides services to more than 16,000 residential and commercial users in parts of Burien and northern Normandy Park. King County Water District No.49 has seven employees and three commissioners govern the district.

The water this district provides is supplied from the Cedar River Watershed. The Cedar River Watershed is located in a remote, uninhabited area of the Cascade Mountains and is managed by the City of Seattle. The city also maintains large transmission pipelines which convey the water from the watershed to our area. The District’s distribution system is connected to these pipelines by four separate taps on large transmission mains.

Water District No 49 is responsible for over 59 miles of water mains and over 4,100 service connections. We are responsible for pipes and connections up to and including all water meters. Every customer is responsible for his or her service line connections from the customer's side of the water meter into, and within, the property.

In case of an emergency, like a broken pipe inside the home, all customers should know the location of the water shutoff valve inside their house. If you need the water turned off at the meter, call 206-242-8535 24 hours a day. The District will send a maintenance technician to shut off the water at the meter. Please be advised that if the meter is tampered with or broken, you will be charged a $100 tamper fee plus time, materials and permitting for the repair.

The Burien City Council passed Ordinance No. 744 providing for water and sewer utility taxes in the City of Burien of 8% on November 2, 2020.  This ordinance is effective January 1, 2021, an additional line item on your water bill indicates the tax amount. You may review the final adopted ordinance.

View link February 2019 Water System Plan ADOPTED - Prepared for King County Water District #49