Thank you for visiting King County Water District No.49's website. We are located at 415 S.W. 153rd Street in Burien. This district provides services to more than 16,000 residential and commercial users in parts of Burien and northern Normandy Park. King County Water District No.49 has seven employees and three commissioners govern the district.

The water this district provides is supplied from the Cedar River Watershed. The Cedar River Watershed is located in a remote, uninhabited area of the Cascade Mountains and is managed by the City of Seattle. The city also maintains large transmission pipelines which convey the water from the watershed to our area. The District’s distribution system is connected to these pipelines by four separate taps on large transmission mains.

Press Release

King County Water District No. 49 Finances Improvements and Saves Money...

New water rates effective August/September 2017

The Honorable Board of Commissioners of Water District No. 49 and staff have Reviewed budget and rates at regularly scheduled board and special meetings. After review and evaluation, the Board of Commissioners has approved to adopt a rate increase of 5%. The additional revenue generated will be used to fund future capital projects, including a new reservoir and pump station.

This increase will go into effect on your August/September 2017 bill.

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King County Water District No.49 is pleased to provide you with our 2016 Water Quality Report. To receive a hard copy of this report, please contact us by phone or stop by and see us. To view this report, click on the link below.

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Water District No 49 is responsible for over 59 miles of water mains and over 4,100 service connections. We are responsible for pipes and connections up to and including all water meters. Every customer is responsible for his or her service line connections from the customer's side of the water meter into, and within, the property.

In case of an emergency, like a broken pipe inside the home, all customers should know the location of the water shutoff valve inside their house. If you need the water turned off at the meter, call 206-242-8535 24 hours a day. The District will send a maintenance technician to shut off the water at the meter. Please be advised that if the meter is tampered with or broken, you will be charged a $100 tamper fee plus time, materials and permitting for the repair.