CSO control resources and links
- White House Conference on Green Infrastructure was hosted in 2012 by the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to explore pathways to more broadly implement green infrastructure.
- Portland, Oregon's Tabor to the River partnership integrates hundreds of sewer, green stormwater management, tree planting and other watershed projects to improve sewer system reliability, stop sewer backups in basements and street flooding, control combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Willamette River, and restore watershed health.
- The City of Philadelphia's Green Streets program incorporates various green stormwater infrastructure tools to capture stormwater runoff from streets and sidewalks and infiltrate the runoff into the soil to recharge groundwater and surface water, thereby reducing the amount of polluted stormwater runoff going into Philadelphia’s combined sewer system and reducing combined sewer overflow events (CSOs).
- The Brooklyn (New York) Waterfront Greenway is a key component in the city’s green infrastructure network.
- City of Seattle’s natural drainage program .
- City of Shoreline's Aurora Corridor Project captures stormwater with natural drainage techniques.
- Sightline Institute, Seattle publishes blog posts sharing success stories of natural drainage techniques and stormwater solutions.
- The Washington Environmental Council advocates for legislative policies that support clean water and green infrastructure.
- Learn about green stormwater projects in Kitsap County.
- Are there 12,000 raingardens in Puget Sound? Not yet, but we are well on the way! Washington State University and Stewardship Partners are leading a groundbreaking campaign to install 12,000 rain gardens in the Seattle/Puget Sound Region by 2016.
- Sally Brown, a Research Associate Professor at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington describes the benefits of bioretention systems .
- Puyallup's Rain Garden Program has educated hundreds of citizens on stormwater pollution prevention, green infrastructure techniques, and has disconnected over 1 million gallons of stormwater.
What you can do to Protect Our Waters
- Find resources for what you can do to Protect Our Waters.
- Get information about King County rain barrel information and sources
- Learn how to build your own rain barrel
- Find out if you are eligible for RainWise rebates
- Learn about how to connect and reroute roof and yard drains that run into the sewer system
- Conveyance System Improvement Program
- Duwamish Waterway Programs
- Industrial Waste Program
- Local Hazardous Waste Management Program
- Puget Sound Marine Monitoring
- Regional Inflow & Infiltration Control Program
- Regional Wastewater Services Plan
- Seattle-King County Public Health CSO information
- Sediment Management Program
- Stay informed about current wastewater treatment activities
- Tour a treatment plant