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Peace Lutheran Church celebrating new RainWise garden and cistern installations on Jan. 23

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Peace Lutheran Church in West Seattle is celebrating its new cisterns and rain garden installations during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. Neighbors and members of other community establishments are invited to celebrate and learn more about the RainWise Program.

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Peace Lutheran Church is hosting a community event to celebrate the install of new rain gardens and cisterns. The event includes refreshments, activities and information about RainWise rebates. Staff and contractors will be available to answer questions and give advice about the RainWise process.

The RainWise celebration takes place on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 8316 39th Ave S.W. in Seattle.

The installation is expected to capture runoff from approximately 2,930 square feet of roof by the end of 2016. The church has been recognized as a Greening Congregation since 2014 by Seattle-based Earth Ministry.

Private property owners in the Barton/Fauntleroy basin will be eligible for rebates through the end of this year. Projects need to be underway by July 1, 2016 to meet the final deadline. King County and the City of Seattle are encouraging qualifying residents in West Seattle to take advantage of RainWise rebates before the deadline.

While rebates in the Barton/Fauntleroy neighborhood will expire at the end of 2016, other RainWise basins will remain open.

RainWise is a joint program of Seattle Public Utilities and King County Wastewater Treatment Division. Almost 50,000 properties in Seattle are eligible for RainWise rebates. Rain gardens and cisterns help address one of the largest sources of pollution to local waterways.

Additional information on RainWise, including a complete list of workshops and events is available online at www.700milliongallons.org/.

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