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Protecting our waters

Doing our part on rainy days
For questions about the King County Protecting Our Waters Program, please contact John Phillips.

Wastewater Treatment Division
King Street Center
201 S. Jackson St., Suite 505
Seattle, WA 98104-3855

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Real Time Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Notification

Be RainWise -- Manage your rain water at home

03_HouseGSI_180What is RainWise?

More than 500 Seattle homeowners have installed rain gardens and cisterns that are helping to control stormwater runoff and preventing combined sewer overflows as part of the RainWise program in Seattle.

Fall, winter and early spring are great times to start a RainWise project:

  • Plants have time to grow healthy roots and with plenty of rain you don’t need to water them until summer
  • Contractors who install rain gardens and cisterns tend to be more available fall, winter and early spring.

Take a virtual tour
Take a virtual tour of RainWise projects
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Upcoming events
Learn about RainWise at these upcoming events.

Learn how these Seattle neighborhoods are becoming RainWise

Eligible RainWise Basins
Check your eligibility at the RainWise Tools Website at www.rainwise.seattle.gov (external link) or call the Garden Hotline at 206-633-0224.

Resources

Download the  Be RainWise flier to learn more about this program.
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Se dispone de más información en español
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Download the rain garden communications and outreach guide (external link).

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