The Port Ludlow Drainage District (PLDD) is a Jefferson County Special Purpose District that is tasked with resolving storm water drainage problems on common property within the North Bay area of Port Ludlow on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The PLDD mission is to alleviate storm water conveyance problems on community property, such as the Ludlow Maintenance Commission greenbelts. There have been 18 Capital Improvement Projects undertaken and completed by PLDD that have contributed to the improvement of storm water flow within North Bay of Port Ludlow. These improvements have addressed community safety, preservation of property and water quality for the benefit of residents.

Maintenance of these project infrastructures is the ongoing responsibility and has become the main focus of PLDD. The District contracts with a professional maintenance crew which works year-round to ensure that the conveyance facilities are functioning as designed even in the rainiest of conditions.

The district is governed by a three-member board of commissioners which is elected by owner(s) of land located in the District who are qualified voters of the District.

photo courtesy Katie Smith

This phase of the Oak Bay Road Conveyance System Repair Project was completed in 2004, and was functioning well on December 15, 2015, 11.5 years later, during what has been described as ‘torrential’ rain.

Announcements / News

Commissioner Meetings

Regular Board of Commissioners meetings are held at 10 AM the 2nd Thursday of each month. Special Meeting Agenda May 21, 2024, #0323

All District meetings are open to the public. Any member of the public interested in receiving a copy of the monthly and special meeting agendas is asked to email


Port Ludlow Drainage District (PLDD) is seeking a part-time non-benefited Administrative Coordinator (30+/- hours/month) to work under the direction of the Board of Commissioners.  Work is remote except for monthly meetings. The PLDD will provide a laptop, scanner, printer and email.  Employee must be versant with Microsoft Office Word and Excel and willing to take on-line training for public records management and retention, the Public Records Act, web posting and use of Adobe and Zoom. Email resume with cover letter to by May 6, 2024.


The week of December 11-15, 2023, was the Candidate Filing Period for the February 2024 Special District General Election. One position was open: Position No. 2 for a six-year term ending February 2030.  Two candidates filed for the Commissioner 2 position: incumbent Dean Cole and Ron (Ronald) Mountain (view candidate statements here).

IN-PERSON VOTING: The election was held with in-person voting on February 6, 2024, at the Beach Club, Bay View Room, 121 Marina View Drive, Port Ludlow, Washington, 98365 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Official election results indicate that incumbent Dean Cole won. The election results were certified by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners on February 27, 2024.


There are five drainage pipes that terminate in outfalls on the beach between the sewage treatment plant and the north end of Montgomery Court.  These outfalls are inspected about every four years.  Here are the reports from those inspections: