Fall Updates from SPU

city of seattle logoSeattle Public Utilities (SPU) is continuing to plan for improvements to the sewer and drainage systems in Broadview.

Project update

The project team is completing a detailed analysis to make recommendations for preferred improvements in Broadview. We held a community open house last spring to share updates and hear input on potential improvements. Based on comments from the community over the last year, stormwater ponds are no longer being considered as a drainage option for Broadview.

We plan to share more information about the analysis and preferred alternatives with the community in the late fall/early winter timeframe.

Preparing for wet weather

Seattle Public Utilities is urging residents to help clear drains and help prevent localized flooding. Leaves and debris such as garbage can overwhelm storm drains, ditches and culverts during heavy rains, clogging the drainage system and resulting in localized flooding.

Here are some tips to help keep Broadview drains clean and reduce localized flooding:

  • Maintain private ditches, culverts, gutters and downspouts by keeping them clean, flowing and directed away from properties and hillsides. Driveway culvert owners should check inside them to make sure culverts are clear of debris.
  • Call SPU’s 24/7 emergency services number to report sewer backups, major flooding and landslide issues as they occur. In Seattle, this number is 206-386-1800.
  • Visit the Take Winter By Stormwebsite for more information, including safety tips, weather forecasts and regional emergency services information.

Broadview Sewer and Drainage Improvement Project


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