Venema Natural Drainage Solution
Natural drainage is coming to (see map on the right):
- 2nd Ave NW (NW 122nd St to NW 125th St)
- NW 120th St. (3rd Ave NW to 1st Ave NW), and
- NW 122nd St. (3rd Ave NW to Palatine Ave N)
Stormwater found toxic to salmon (KOMO News)
How natural drainage systems filter pollutants (Sightline article)
SPU is currently evaluating the cost-effectiveness of different designs and will be working with the community on those design alternatives during 2013.
January 9, 2013 open house
Thanks to everyone who attended the January 9th open house. We had about 30 residents come to get information and provide their input. View the display materials (pdf).
If you couldn’t make it to the meeting, there will be several ways you can ask questions and offer comments in the coming months. We’ll continue to talk with people on project streets to gather their input during the design phase.
Venema Creek is a tributary that flows into Piper’s Creek. This project is to construct a series of naturalistic “swales” to channel rainwater off the street and allow it to seep slowly into the soil.
The project goals are to:
- Reduce the volume and intensity of rainwater flowing into the creek
- Improve water quality
- Measure the impact of the project on creek response (biological, flows and chemicals)
- Build a stormwater conveyance system where no formal one currently exists
At present, technical analysis is being done to determine the suitability for this methodology in the Broadview area.
For more information
Contact Jeff Massie at (206) 684-0976 or email@example.com.