As a stormwater utility, SWM provides a variety of services for ratepayers to keep people safe and to keep our rivers, lakes, streams, and Puget Sound healthy. River flooding services focus on reducing flood risk for people and property.
Operate river gauges and a real-time flood warning system
Analyze river flooding and erosion risks
Provide technical assistance and coordinate Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants for properties affected by flooding
Respond to flood emergencies
Work with FEMA on Flood Insurance Rate Map Updates
Provide education and outreach on flood risks for property owners, lenders, insurers, and realtors