Broadview Task Force on Storm Water and Sewage Overflows

January 17, 2011

 The Broadview Task Force on Storm Water and Sewage Overflows met with Nancy Ahern the Deputy Director of Seattle Public Utilities as well as her staff on January 14th to discuss our grave concerns at the system failure of  key areas in the Broadview Neighborhood. The storm event on December 12, 2010  brought the urgency of these concerns to bear when we again faced sewage and storm water damage to homes and the environment despite the efforts of the Task Force and SPU over the past three years.

 We are glad to inform you that SPU has set a high priority to implement a long term comprehensive solution to the sewage backups and storm water damage in Broadview, and has allocated funding in the Capital Improvement Plan to accomplish that.  This is huge news for our community.  Nancy and her team presented the four goals of the overall project, and some immediate, intermediate and long term ways that the problems can be addressed.   In the beginning of March, the City, in coordination with the Task Force, will host a community meeting to present an overview of these plans and their timeline, and impact upon our community.

 Before this the Taskforce will follow up on questions addressed at the recent meeting regarding maintenance, emergency response, the claims process, and better communication.  I would like to thank everyone for sending information regarding your homes and the recent storm.   Please send this email to all those you know who are impacted by storm water events.  For updates about the meeting and more information please link to the Broadview Blog.

April Sotura, Chair

 Broadview Task Force on Storm Water and Sewage Overflows

 Mike La Russa,  Susan George,  Michel Sotura, Dale Johnson

2 Comments on “Broadview Task Force on Storm Water and Sewage Overflows”

  1. “SPU has set a high priority to implement a long term comprehensive solution to the sewage backups and storm water damage in Broadview, and has allocated funding in the Capital Improvement Plan to accomplish that.”

    My weekly horoscope has more specifics: What exactly IS the amount allocated, and what else on SPU’s docket also has “a high priority”. I will feel better with more detail than this.

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