In Seattle, heavy rains can overwhelm the city’s combined sewer and storm water pipes. This can cause a mix of raw sewage and polluted stormwater runoff to overflow into the Puget Sound and surrounding waterways.
Rain gardens and cisterns (think super-size rain barrels) can help address this problem. RainWise, a program of the city of Seattle and King County, offers substantial rebates to homeowners who install rain gardens and cisterns.
See what these earth-friendly solutions to Seattle’s storm water runoff problem look like at three locations:
When: Saturday, April 26, 11 am – 5 pm
- South Park, 8201 10th Avenue South, Seattle
- Highland Park, 1116 SW Holden Street, Seattle
- Ballard, 2034 NW 60th Street, Seattle