Stormwater Inspections and Maintenance

Annual Inspections

Each year we conduct routine inspections for both public and private stormwater systems within the Bothell's city limits. We inspect control structures, retention ponds, detention and drainage systems to be sure they meet standards and are in proper working order.

Surface Water Inspector

If you have a business in Bothell's city limits, click here for information about business source control inspections.

Maintenance Standards

The City adopted a new set of maintenance standards, effective January 1, 2022 for maintaining stormwater systems in Bothell. View the new standards.

Does your drainage system need maintenance?

See a list of private contractors that are licensed to do that kind of work in Bothell's city limits, and learn what you should do before hiring one.


If you have questions about your stormwater system, first check here for answers. If you don't find your answer, please contact our surface water inspector.

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