BNDS Project team requests local feedback via online survey

The Ballard Natural Drainage Systems project expresses their thanks to locals for their patience and support during the project’s construction period. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) constructed natural drainage systems (roadside rain gardens) in the planting strip along several blocks in the Loyal Heights neighborhood of Ballard to help improve water quality in local water bodies. About two-thirds […]

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Ballard Natural Drainage Systems Project nears completion

The Ballard Natural Drainage Systems will reach substantial completion this week, with the system becoming operational. Over the next two to four weeks, the primary agencies who oversaw the work will complete the following final inspections of the site: Seattle Public Utilities representatives will inspect the roadside rain gardens and related drainage infrastructure. Seattle Department of Transportation will […]

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Ballard Natural Drainage Systems Project Update

During the next few weeks, Seattle Public Utilities’ contractor for the Ballard Natural Drainage Systems project will be wrapping up a few small construction activities and will begin planting in the roadside rain gardens. Work will include: Completing installation of the weirs inside the cells Installing concrete pavers Finishing concrete sidewalks and curb repairs Planting in the […]

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