Comments on: Building roadside raingardens in West Seattle: Barton CSO project progress http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/building-roadside-raingardens-barton-project-progress/ West Seattle news, 24/7 Thu, 24 May 2018 19:57:04 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: Rational Thought http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/building-roadside-raingardens-barton-project-progress/#comment-1291420 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:29:28 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=270701#comment-1291420 Thanks for the info. Timh20. That’s the answer I was looking for. I did read the materials originally and since and didn’t see that information anywhere. They aren’t in front of my house (thank God!) and it sounds like they are serving a good purpose but the yellow poles are awful and the construction is very disruptive to the area.

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By: Nick http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/building-roadside-raingardens-barton-project-progress/#comment-1290574 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:38:09 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=270701#comment-1290574 Yup these are mandated as part of the county storm water permit. Hopefully once they get enough of these installed along with other measures you won’t see raw sewage flowing into puget sound during storms

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By: timh2o http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/building-roadside-raingardens-barton-project-progress/#comment-1289997 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:51:49 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=270701#comment-1289997 The small yellow posts are just protection for the well casings(the larger yellow pipes). The well casings will be cut to grade after the bio swales are installed. The water from the street will go into the bio swale then it will go down the wells. The small ones will be removed after the swales are installed.

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By: pupsarebest http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/building-roadside-raingardens-barton-project-progress/#comment-1289937 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:56 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=270701#comment-1289937 The yellow poles remind me of people who buy a beautiful houseplant or other accent meant to enhance their home, then don’t remove the price/UPC tag.
Seems like these metal uprights could be painted grey, brown or green, or something more in keeping with a natural garden setting.

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By: Orchard http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/building-roadside-raingardens-barton-project-progress/#comment-1289870 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:16:03 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=270701#comment-1289870 Thank you for posting about this. I walk around this neighborhood and was wondering what was going on.

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By: WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/building-roadside-raingardens-barton-project-progress/#comment-1289855 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:52:40 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=270701#comment-1289855 The county doesn’t have a choice in this one. The state and federal governments mandated that the county and city reduce pollution into local waterways from combined-sewer overflows.

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By: Rob http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/building-roadside-raingardens-barton-project-progress/#comment-1289847 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:45:12 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=270701#comment-1289847 Yeah… we are broke.

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By: K http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/building-roadside-raingardens-barton-project-progress/#comment-1289797 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:26:27 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=270701#comment-1289797 Rational Thought,

They did, in the last construction phase, and information was circulated. These are some sort of monitoring well, if I remember correctly. We have one on our block, even though we are not getting a rain garden. The city informed us of this construction and related information during that time.

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By: JoB http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/building-roadside-raingardens-barton-project-progress/#comment-1289788 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:20:38 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=270701#comment-1289788 ours goes in next year.. but they took the trees down this year so we are putting in a pop up container vegetable garden for the summer.

we will see how it goes.

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By: Rational Thought http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/building-roadside-raingardens-barton-project-progress/#comment-1289754 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:25:03 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=270701#comment-1289754 Thanks for posting this but the PR images of what it will look like when done notably do not include the yellow painted poles that are sticking up all over these projects and which you can see in your photos taken today. Those poles look to me like they are permanent as they are in the ground in concrete. What does the city and county have to say about those poles? Are they going to remain also? And if so, why aren’t they telling people about that aspect of this build?

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