Published December 8 2022
The City of Bellevue has developed a plan to restore water service sooner to more customers after a severe earthquake. Residents and businesses are invited to provide feedback on the draft plan as part of the State Environmental Policy Act review.
Bellevue’s water system and regional water supplies are vulnerable to significant impacts from major earthquakes. Studies predict most customers could lose their water service for one to three months while the system is repaired after a severe earthquake.
The draft Emergency Water Supply Master Plan has goals and recommendations for making Bellevue’s water supply system more resilient, including continuing the scheduled replacement of water mains and construction of emergency wells.
Bellevue residents and businesses can review the draft Emergency Water Supply Master Plan and use the Nov. 17 Weekly Permit Bulletin for instructions on providing feedback. Comments will be collected through early January.