Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects Briefing: Oct. 1 and 6 at PNA

posted Sep 25, 2018, 8:58 AM by CBF   [ updated Sep 25, 2018, 9:00 AM ]
We are contacting you because King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division plans to construct green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects in planting strips in some north Seattle neighborhoods with construction beginning as soon as 2021 and the project ending by 2023. Green stormwater infrastructure mimics nature by slowing or reducing polluted rainwater runoff close to its source.  We are interested to learn from your organization what we should prioritize when choosing how and where to install GSI. We have not yet chosen any locations within the University Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project’s (click on link) Project Study Area.

At the end of the month we are mailing a flier with information to all residents, businesses and property owners in the Project Study Area.

This fall we are meeting with community organizations to provide more information about the project and learn their feedback by 10/9.

  • We will host drop in sessions, including one at the Phinney Neighborhood Association. See list below.
  • Visit our Online Open House and take our survey

We also encourage you and your members to take our visit our Online Open House and take our online survey anytime from Sept. 24 to Oct. 9. (It is only live during these dates). The information online is the same information that will be shown at the drop-in sessions.

  • Post our visit our Online Open House and survey for your members:

Drop-in session -Monday, Oct. 1, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Phinney Neighborhood Association (6532 Phinney Ave. N.) – special focus on Phinney neighborhood

Drop-in session = Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Green Lake Community Center (7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N.)

Drop-in session = Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the University Heights Community Center (5031 University Way N.E.

Open house = Saturday, Oct. 6 - from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairview Christian School (844 N.E. 78th St.) - special focus on Phinney neighborhood from 10 a.m. to noon

Sincerely,

Dana West King County Wastewater Treatment Division, Community Services

Dana.West@kingcounty.gov

206-477-5536

Project background

During peak storms, polluted stormwater and sewage from the north-central Seattle area goes into Portage Bay on average six times per year. To help address this, King County plans to construct natural drainage systems, known as green stormwater infrastructure (GSI). The GSI project is in its planning phases. To learn more, visit our project website at: www.kingcounty.gov/Natural Drainage

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