sewage Tag

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,...

Seattle’s wastewater treatment plant is in the process of getting back to normal operations after a recent equipment outage led to a massive sewer overflow. The facility encountered large-scale flooding causing extensive damage to an underground network of pumps, motors, and electric panels. The 32-acre...

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...

Like many cities, Seattle, has had its share of problems with combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). Recently, more than 154 million gallons of raw sewage and storm water spilled into the water bodies around the city. However, a unique consent decree...

Natural drainage prevents polluted runoff from harming the fish and other wildlife that call Longfellow Creek home. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is responsible for managing storm water throughout the city. There is use of a three-pronged approach to prevent sewage overflows: fix it first, keep...