Utility-work alert: Pipe project ahead on 26th SW in North Delridge, including request for neighbors

That map shows the location of a pipe project just announced by Seattle Public Utilities for a block and a half of the 26th SW greenway in North Delridge. It will affect people who drive, bike, and walk in that area, but it also comes with a request for those who live there: Don’t use outdoor water while the work is under way (indoor water, no problem, since it drains to a different part of the system). Here’s the full advisory, which neighbors should be getting if they haven’t received it already:

SPU says the work should start within the next two weeks.

2 Replies to "Utility-work alert: Pipe project ahead on 26th SW in North Delridge, including request for neighbors"

  • DiverLaura October 16, 2014 (5:43 pm)

    One would hope that people are not washing their cars on the street at all. This is a good gentler reminder that storm drains, more often that not, flow directly into Puget Sound without treatment.
    Driveway and parking lot car washing discharge consists of oils, grease, elements from brake linings, rust, trace amounts of benzene and possibly chromium. Adding soap to the mix introduces phenols, dyes, acids, and ammonia.
    The Seattle Stormwater Grading and Drainage Control Code listed unregulated car washing second in the eight high-risk pollution-generating activities.
    The solution? Use an environmentally friendly car wash such as Pink Elephant or Brown Bear who filter water before sending it to the municipal sewer system. Learn more here: http://www.pscarwash.org/Environ.htm

  • Jason October 17, 2014 (9:49 am)

    Sounds surface water sensitive if they don’t want people to water their lawns. Guess it’ll be even less fun for them if it rains!

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