PREVENTING POLLUTION: HPAC gets lowdown on million-gallon-tank project Wednesday

We reported earlier this month on the 1.25-million-gallon storage tank planned in southeast West Seattle to reduce combined-sewer overflows into the Duwamish River. At its monthly meeting this Wednesday, HPAC – the neighborhood coalition for Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge – gets a briefing. Here’s the meeting preview, which includes other topics:

We will be hearing from representative of the King County Wastewater Treatment Division to learn more about the upcoming West Duwamish CSO Control project set to begin soon. If you are unfamiliar with these projects, have a look at the construction at 4th South and South Michigan Street, where they are almost done with a huge holding facility. The SW Michigan site will be much smaller, but serve a similar purpose, capturing and holding excess rain runoff from Highland Park, preventing contamination of the Duwamish River during big storms.

If you attended last month’s meeting, SPD mentioned their annual report on crime trends. They will be at our meeting too for any questions or concerns, Westwood Village area ranked 4th in volume citywide in community-generated 911 calls.

Also up in the HPAC business category:

-Planning for Spring Cleanup events – sites you think need to be addressed, dates, etc.
-Helping with a Flip Your Trip outreach event? – mask mandates are lifting and traffic will be ramping up, can we help try and get more folks out of their Single Occupancy Vehicles?
-A look back at our area’s five years of hosting Camp Second Chance – what’s working? Any outstanding concerns? Do we have any guidance or response to State Sen. Joe Nguyen’s bill now in the State Senate regarding lifting SEPA requirements for new camps?
-Inviting any interested parties to help out on eBoard positions – we are an all volunteer advocacy group and rely on community energy!

HPAC will meet online at 7 pm Wednesday (February 23rd) – connection info is here.

4 Replies to "PREVENTING POLLUTION: HPAC gets lowdown on million-gallon-tank project Wednesday"

  • james February 21, 2022 (9:15 pm)

    This waits until after the bridge is complete. Not while we already have enough traffic. 

    • WSB February 21, 2022 (9:22 pm)

      As reported in our original story (linked in the first line above), construction isn’t planned until 2025.

  • gross February 21, 2022 (11:39 pm)

    The amount of litter and garbage strewn about sr599 (just down the road from a WM transfer station) is utterly disgusting to me.   Also, if anyone needs free used car parts, there are plenty to choose from along the W. Marginal greenbelt.   

    • Kyle February 22, 2022 (9:46 am)

      I tried calling it in, but the city of Seattle says it’s WSDOT’s responsibility, and WSDOT doesn’t even take litter requests anymore.

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