Perma-Blog

The Seattle wastewater treatment facility is going for the gold as the city strives to make a comeback after extensive damages occurred due to flooding. While not completely operational or functioning up to standard, there have been many steps in the right direction to begin...

Seattle’s oldest park, namely Denny Park, has reopened with a new and improved look. After several upgrades consisting of new pathways, paved areas and more, the park has reopened just in time for summer. Some of the welcome changes include a new automatic irrigation system,...

The winter months in Seattle, Spokane, and other nearby cities, bring challenges for street maintenance and storm water systems due to the inclement weather. The water systems have been cause for concern, as bouts of snow have piled up in neighborhoods throughout the state. Once...

The City of Everett is in the process of inspecting specific northwest neighborhood downspouts in the combined sewer area. If your downspouts qualify for the program, the Conservation District will outline and install a downspout disconnection system for your home at no expense to you. Properly...

Seattle has different rules when in pertains to sewer responsibility and cost commitments. Unlike other cities, in Seattle it’s ultimately the owners’ responsibility to maintain these “side sewers” pipes even under the sidewalk or street, all the way to the connection with the city main...

Students at Washington State University are making notable strides in sustainable initiatives, all while gaining recognition and awards for their efforts. The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest “People, Prosperity and Planet” grant awards up to $15,000 to develop sustainability projects to improve energy conservation and wildfire...