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Curbside meetings take Barton CSO project info to West Seattle neighbors, June 23 & 24

Summary

Residents in West Seattle neighborhoods where King County is proposing the use of bioretention swales to control combined sewer overflows from the Barton Pump Station will have an opportunity to get street-specific information this weekend.

Story

Residents in West Seattle neighborhoods where King County is proposing the use of bioretention swales to control combined sewer overflows from the Barton Pump Station will have an opportunity to get street-specific information this weekend.

On June 23 and 24, project staff will go block-by-block (see map) in the Sunrise Heights and Westwood neighborhoods to share design proposals, answer questions, and take input from residents. People will also be able to see images of bioretention systems around the region and look at examples of plants that may be used in the planting strips. The site visit schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 23

9 a.m.

  • 7300 block of 30th Avenue Southwest
  • 7500 block of 34th Avenue Southwest
  • 7700 block of 31st Avenue Southwest
  • 7900 block of 30th Avenue Southwest
  • Southwest Othello Street between 30th Avenue Southwest and 31st Avenue Southwest

11 a.m.

  • 7300 block of 31stt Avenue Southwest
  • 7500 block of 32nd Avenue Southwest
  • 7700 block of 32nd Avenue Southwest
  • 7900 block of 31st Avenue Southwest
  • Southwest Elmgrove between 31st  Avenue Southwest and 32nd Avenue Southwest

1 p.m.

  • 7300 block of 32nd Avenue Southwest
  • 7500 block of 31st Avenue Southwest
  • 7700 block of 34th Avenue Southwest
  • 7900 block of 34th Avenue Southwest
  • Southwest Elmgrove between 34th Avenue Southwest and 35th Avenue Southwest

3 p.m.

  • 7300 block of 34th Avenue Southwest
  • 7500 block of 30th Avenue Southwest
  • 8400 block of 34th Avenue Southwest
  • Southwest Cloverdale Street between 34th Avenue Southwest and 32nd Avenue Southwest
  • Southwest Kenyon Street between 34th Avenue Southwest and 31st Avenue Southwest

Sunday, June 24

1 p.m.

  • 8400 block of 31st Avenue Southwest
  • Southwest Cloverdale Street between 31st Avenue Southwest and 30th Avenue Southwest
  • 8800 block of 31st Avenue Southwest
  • 8600 block of 34th Avenue Southwest
  • 8100 block of 31st Avenue Southwest

3 p.m.

  • 8100 block of 30th Avenue Southwest
  • 8600 block of 30th Avenue Southwest
  • 8600 block of 31st Avenue Southwest
  • 8800 block of 31st Avenue Southwest

Combined sewer overflows occur during heavy rains in older parts of Seattle where pipes designed long ago to carry both stormwater and wastewater fill to capacity. To protect public health and water quality in Puget Sound, King County is working closely with residents in West Seattle’s Westwood and Sunrise Heights neighborhoods to plan and build a system of bioretention swales to capture and reduce the amount stormwater that gets into the sewer system during heavy rains.

Additional information about the project is available at http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Construction/Seattle/BartonCSO-GSI.aspx, or by contacting Kristine Cramer at 206-263-3184 or kristine.cramer@kingcounty.gov.

Note to editors and reporters: Visit the WTD Newsroom, a portal to information for the news media about the Wastewater Treatment Division, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Newsroom.aspx

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People enjoy clean water and a healthy environment because of King County's wastewater treatment program. The county’s Wastewater Treatment Division protects public health, the environment and the economy by serving 17 cities, 17 local sewer districts and more than 1.5 million residents in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. Formerly called Metro, the regional clean-water agency now operated by King County has been preventing water pollution for nearly 50 years.

Related information

Barton CSO Control Project

Combined Sewer Overflow Control Program

King County Wastewater Treatment