As has been covered on Wallyhood before, when it rains Wallingford’s toilet flushes go into Lake Union at the bottom of Stone Way. This is partly because the down spouts on old construction go into the same tube your toilet does. The city wants to mitigate that by providing you with free rain gardern stuff if you live near Stone Way.
Not convinced? Madison Davis with Seattle University says:
In hopes of better understanding how residents place value on green infrastructure such as rain gardens, I am conducting a research project and seek YOUR input in this 5-minute survey:
More Background from Madison:
The City of Seattle is taking a variety of measures to better control combined sewer overflows (CSOs), a recurring problem that arises when large amounts of storm water cause a back-up of combined sewers, which may flood streets and pollute nearby streams and lakes. One measure the city is encouraging is Green Infrastructure, offering financial incentives through the city’s RainWise program to build rain gardens and cisterns on residential properties. Green Infrastructure improvements are being promoted in the Wallingford neighborhood, where residents may be able to take advantage of those financial incentives.