Stormwater

Join Us for Earth Day & Arbor Day at Ballinger Park 

April 27, 2019


 In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the City of Mountlake Terrace invites folks to join the community effort to beautify Ballinger Park at the Earth Day Cleanup on Saturday, April 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The first 50 participants will receive a 1 gallon Hemlock or Chestnut tree.

Individuals, families and groups are encouraged to attend to help with the maintenance of Ballinger Park. If you have a group that would like to participate, please contact Parks and Property Management Superintendent Ken Courtmanch at (425) 776-1811 to register in advance so we can be prepared with enough food and supplies. All interested volunteers should meet at 9:00 a.m. on April 27 at Ballinger Clubhouse, 23000 Lakeview Drive, for a brief meeting and warm up with coffee.

Common activities include pruning, trash removal, and raking. Ballinger Park can be very wet, so volunteers should wear boots if possible and bring work gloves. Volunteers may also bring along rakes and non-electric pruning tools, to help the effort and so we have enough tools to go around.

Following the work party, the City Council will host a lunch for the volunteers in appreciation of their volunteer service. Please come and help make Mountlake Terrace shine. 

Drain Creek

Want to report a spill?

Spill Control Hotline - To report a pollutant spill to the stormwater system call the Public Works Department at 425.670.8264 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Call 911 after hours, on weekends or during holidays. 

Mountlake Terrace was one of the first cities in the Puget Sound region to incorporate stormwater activities as part of a combined Utility Fund in the mid 1960s. The Stormwater Division works to protect water quality, enhance habitat, control flooding, and comply with state and federal requirements.  Activities include managing the stormwater comprehensive facility maintenance plan, public education and outreach, site inspection to ensure proper maintenance of stormwater facilities, identification and control of pollutant discharges to the stormwater system, and spill cleanup response.