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January 17, 2013

366 acres of streets and alleys in Seattle will turn green to help treat stormwater

  • It's part of a $747 million plan to stop stormwater and sewage from flowing into local waterways by 2030.
  • By LYNN PORTER
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Image courtesy of King County [enlarge]
    King County helped install the Orcas Street rain gardens in Georgetown, where six homeowners put them in their parking strips. The county said the gardens are keeping thousands of gallons of stormwater from the Duwamish during heavy rains. The project was led by nonprofit Urban Systems Design.

    King County plans to complete $747 million in projects by 2030 to stop stormwater and sewage from flowing into Puget Sound and other local waterways.


     
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