Getting RainWise in Seattle

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


See if you are eligible for a rain garden or cistern rebate.