Reminder: Find out tonight about South Delridge raingardens and other potential sewer-overflow-control plans

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Though we didn’t publish a standalone daily preview today – please remember, ALL the preview information is available on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar at all times, 24/7, for the current day and future days/weeks/months – we did want to make sure South Delridge residents remember to check out Seattle Public Utilities‘ big community briefing tonight: It’s about the possibility of raingardens and/or new storage tanks to reduce combined-sewer overflows that have been going into Longfellow Creek. Here’s the city webpage with an overview. We’ve reported on this three times in recent weeks – a preview here before the Delridge Neighborhood District Council was briefed (here), followed a week later by the Highland Park Action Committee briefing (here) – but tonight is the big chance to get details and answers. 6 pm at the Salvation Army Center, 9050 16th SW.

2 Replies to "Reminder: Find out tonight about South Delridge raingardens and other potential sewer-overflow-control plans"

  • JoB October 5, 2012 (5:29 am)

    i slept through this too.
    if anyone went could you tell me if they produced a definitive map and where it can be found?
    I live in one of the affected areas and am concerned about my two trees out front.

  • Hoff-animal October 5, 2012 (10:31 am)

    I went to the meeting. There were about 10 people in attendance. There is not a definitive map yet. They are going to do some (15-20?)test soil borings to see where the soil might work well for drainage. This will begin this month and I think wil last for about a day at each site. Someone asked about trees and they said that if the trees are small they will work with property owners to relocate them within the planting strip. They will avoid areas with large trees. They are looking for roughly block long areas with good soils and people who are interested in raingardens. A new storage facility would be built only after the gardening are completed and only if they are not diverting enough stormwater from Longfellow Creek. One interesting fact I learned last night. West Seattle is the only area that diverts untreated stormwater into a creek. All others go into the Sound, Lake Washington, or Lake Union.

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