storm water Tag

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...