In order to help reduce the amount of storm water that flows into the combined sewer system, Seattle Public Utilities will be constructing roadside raingardens along some Ballard streets.
Example of a roadside raingarden.
Starting next month, SPU will begin installation of raingardens in the public-right-of-way across ten blocks between NW 65th St and NW 85th St and 28th Ave NW and 31st Ave NW. Construction along parking strips, streets and alleys is not expected to take more than three weeks on each individual block. Planting in the raingardens will take place this fall and the entire project should be wrapped up by November.
To learn more about the construction process and schedule, there is a meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Sunset Hill Community Club (3003 NW 66th St.) More information on the Roadside Raingarden project can be found here.