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Port Ludlow Drainage District (pldd)

Q & A

Here are answers to some of the common questions we get. If you have a question which is not addressed here, let us know. Come to a meeting, contact us electronically (see Commissioners), or send us a letter; our mailing address is on the bottom of the page.

Who is responsible for maintaining Driveway Culverts?

Driveway culverts are the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain, clean, and replace. For more, see Port Ludlow Voice, March 2018, pages 34-35 or Port Ludlow Voice, December 2018 pages 28-29.

Are there potential culvert replacements required to protect fish habitat within the boundaries of PLDD?

The only fish bearing stream within the boundaries of PLDD that is identified by Jefferson County is Ludlow Creek. The Washington State Fish and Wildlife Fish Passage Barrier inventory does not identify Ludlow Creek as a fish bearing stream and does not indicate any fish passage barriers within the boundaries of PLDD.

Is the PLDD part of the LMC?
No. The PLDD is a special purpose district, tasked with resolving storm water drainage problems on common property within the North Bay area of Port Ludlow.
Considering removal of brush or trees?

The PLDD has developed an outline of Best Management Practices (BMP), which may be a helpful reference if you are considering tree or brush removal. Read Guidelines.

Do I need a drainage plan to build?
PLDD does not have authority over issuing drainage plan approvals.  The County requests District review of drainage plans in an advisory capacity.  Builders should work with Jefferson County regarding permit approval for their project.  See the website for the Community Development office in Jefferson County: the Permit Portal.

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Port Ludlow Drainage District
P.O. Box 65261
Port Ludlow WA 98365