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For those purposes of the Federal Clean Water Act and pursuant to authority set forth in RCW Chapters 35A.11, 35.67, and 35.92, there is created a stormwater utility which shall consist of a separate fund account and such staff as the City Council shall authorize. The stormwater utility, under the control of the City Council, shall:

1. Administer the acquisition, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the stormwater utility system, including capital improvements designated in the capital improvement program;

2. Administer and enforce this ordinance and all regulations and procedures adopted relating to the design, construction, maintenance, operation, and alteration of the utility stormwater system, including, but not limited to, the quantity, quality, and/or velocity of the stormwater conveyed thereby;

3. Advise the City Council and other City departments on matters relating to the utility;

4. Review plans and approve or deny, inspect and accept extensions and connections to the system;

5. Enforce regulations to protect and maintain water quality and quantity within the system in compliance with water quality standards established by state, regional, and/or federal agencies as now adopted or hereafter amended;

6. Annually analyze the cost of services and benefits provided, and the system and structure of fees, charges, civil penalties and other revenues of the utility;

7. Perform such other actions as are consistent with the Federal Clean Water Act and RCW Chapters 35A.11, 35.67, and 35.92. (Ord. 2060, 2004)

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