Stormwater Division

Pet Waste Disposal Matters
Please Participate in our Brief Survey



The City of Mountlake Terrace needs your help to keep Mountlake Terrace clean and our residents and pets healthy! Pet waste left in streets, parks, and your yards is a source of worms and other parasites, which puts human health and your pet’s health at risk.

Water quality in our local creeks and Lake Ballinger suffers as well if pet waste is left lying around untreated. By participating in a brief anonymous online survey, you can help the city identify where the worst pet waste problems are and how to best encourage and support proper disposal of pet waste in Mountlake Terrace.

If you have a minute or two, please complete the brief anonymous survey to help us learn more about the barriers to safe pet waste disposal. Thank you for your participation and we encourage everyone to pick up their pet waste and educate those who do not keep our community clean and safe. Please see the survey link below:

Pet Waste Survey
Mountlake Terrace was one of the first cities in the Puget Sound region to incorporate stormwater activities as part of a combined Utility Fund in the mid 1960s. On January 1, 2000 the Utility Fund was separated into Water, Sewer and Stormwater Utilities to provide a dedicated funding source to each division.


Mission


The mission of the Stormwater Utility is to maintain, operate and administer the City’s natural and developed storm and surface water conveyance system. The Utility ensures that the natural and developed stormwater systems protect water quality, enhance habitat, control flooding, and comply with state and federal requirements.

Purpose


The stormwater management program developed through the Utility provides for a number of essential stormwater related activities including a comprehensive facility maintenance plan, a public education and outreach component, inspection of commercial and multifamily housing sites for proper operation and maintenance of stormwater treatment and control facilities, identification of illicit discharges to the stormwater system, spill cleanup response for accidental discharges, and management of a volunteer water quality monitoring program on Lake Ballinger. 
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