Program background

Since 2011, Seattle Public Utilities has been working with the community to identify sewer and drainage projects in the areas of Broadview that are most impacted. SPU considered over a dozen options addressing sewer and drainage issues and is currently designing the 12th Ave NW Basin Drainage Project to address the remaining areas of highest priority flooding.

When developing and evaluating the preferred sewer and drainage options, SPU considered:

  • Social, financial, and environmental impacts of each option — Examples include construction-related traffic, community preferences, and financial constraints.
  • Overall budget — Proposed projects are constrained by the five-year capital budget and approved rate schedule.
  • Effects downstream — We carefully considered all of Broadview in our planning to ensure proposed projects do no harm to downstream communities or resources.