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We Need Your Input

Opinions from building community sought.

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is developing Availability Certificate Policies for Drainage and Wastewater, similar to the Water Availability Certificate Policies. The goal is to provide early notification to permit applicants about drainage and wastewater requirements, including any required system improvements to provide greater certainty and ensure a consistent process for all applicants.

SPU is in the early stages of developing this new process and gathering input from a variety of people in the building community. Focus groups will be held with members of the development community to hear their ideas about how the process should work and the best practices they’ve experienced in other jurisdictions.

Focus groups will be held in Room 4070 (40th Floor) in the Seattle Municipal Tower:

  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Monday, April 25
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am, Tuesday, April 26
  • Noon – 1 pm, Tuesday, April 26

You can register online. If you have more questions, please contact Maria Brusher at 206-233-1086 or

If you would like more information about the policy development, please contact Michael Brennan at 206-684-5921 or

Click here for more information about current drainage and wastewater requirements.

Thank you for helping to streamline the way SPU conducts its business, and we hope it helps you manage yours better too.