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Pearl Street Drainage and Wastewater Improvement Project

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Project Overview

This project will protect public health and safety by preventing future storm-related sewer backups into residences, businesses, and schools.

Several properties in the Pearl Street area of West Beacon Hill have experienced recent sewer backups and flooding, a critical public health and safety issue. Maple Elementary has also experienced flooding during storm events. SPU will work toward a solution to reduce the potential for future sewer backups and flooding.

Next Steps

SPU will engage with diverse audiences to provide relevant and meaningful community involvement opportunities throughout the project. In this Options Analysis phase of the project, we will:

  • explain the scope of the problem
  • assess viable solutions
  • help the community to understand what infrastructure additions would be needed for SPU to address the problem

We will engage the public in a variety of ways during the early project planning phase, including a community survey (sent in October 2013), door-to-door outreach, community gatherings, informational materials, and other activities as identified by SPU with input from the community.

Stay tuned for updates to this web page as we know more about the scope of the issue and are ready to begin identifying potential solutions.

Contact Us

For questions or comments, please contact:
Sahba Mohandessi
(206) 684-7592

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