Conserve / Clean and Green
Goal: Conserve agricultural lands and rural areas, protect and enhance the quality of the natural environment, and sustain Redmond's natural resources as the City continues to accommodate growth and development.

Community Priority: I want to live, learn, work and play in a clean and green environment.
left-right arrow No apparent overall positive or negative trend.

Resource Consumption. The amount of waste per single-family customer per week decreased from 56 pounds per single-family customer per week in 2013, to 53 pounds in 2014. The recycling rate among single-family customers decreased slightly to 64 percent. The rolling three-year average water consumption increased to 272 million cubic feet, though per capita use did not change.

Streams. Of the stream core sample sites, 7 of 8 have water quality index scores greater than 40; streams with scores between 40 and 79 are considered "marginal." Of 9 stream sites sampled for BIBI scores ("bug index" scores), none exceeded a score of 35, which is the minimum score to support native habitat. The average BIBI score for the 2013-2014 water year was 24.5, an increase from last year's average score of 18.5.

Parks and Open Space. In the most recent survey (2013), 94 percent of survey respondents reported feeling very satisfied or satisfied with the quality of Redmond’s parks, trail and open space system, up from 92 percent in 2011.

Baseline Observed Objective  Trend* 
Stream health
WQI scores greater than 40 25%
Average BIBI score across core sampling sites 23
Waste and recycling    
Wastestream (lbs of water per week per single family customer) 66 lbs
53 lbs
50 lbs
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(improving: less waste)
Recycling rate 64%
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Water consumption (millions of cubic feet per year) 286
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(worsening: more consumption)
Transfer of development rights (TDRs transacted) 137.22
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Satisfaction with parks system (percent very satisfied or satisfied) 92%
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Access to parks and trails (percent with park 1/4-mile or less from home or office) 30%
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* Trend over three most recent data points.

Jeff Churchill

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