Learn more about how to combat sewage overflows tomorrow night

Tomorrow night (Tuesday, Oct. 2), Seattle Public Utilities is offering a community meeting to help residents learn more about how to protect Salmon Bay from sewage overflows. The meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sunset Hill Community Club (3003 NW 66th St).

Attendees will learn about projects such as rain gardens and the city’s rebate program to help residents build gardens at their homes. “When it rains, large volumes of storm water flow into the same pipes that carry raw sewage. The system cannot carry that much volume, so it overflows into Salmon Bay. In 2011 more than 43 million gallons overflowed in Ballard,” according to a spokesperson from Seattle Public Utilities. If you have questions or comments but can’t attend the meeting, you can e-mail roadsideraingardens@seattle.gov or call 206-386-1501.

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