rainwater gardens http://kplu.org en Settlement on Seattle sewage overflows heads to council http://kplu.org/post/settlement-seattle-sewage-overflows-heads-council <p>A more efficient way to fix one of Seattle&rsquo;s most embarrassing environmental problems &ndash; that&rsquo;s the promise of a <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/news/detail.asp?ID=12784">proposed agreement</a> on meeting federal standards for clean water.</p><p>The problem is untreated sewage that flows into our lakes and other waterways after big storms.</p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 17:51:27 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5064 at http://kplu.org Settlement on Seattle sewage overflows heads to council Rainwater gardens preventing toxic runoff into Puget Sound http://kplu.org/post/rainwater-gardens-preventing-toxic-runoff-puget-sound <p>The forecast is for sunny skies this weekend and some of the warmest temps we&#39;ve seen all year.&nbsp;</p><p>But when it rains a lot &ndash; as it has been lately &ndash; the runoff from city streets and houses pours toxins straight into Puget Sound.&nbsp;</p><p>How homeowners can address that kind of water pollution is the subject of <a href="http://pugetsound.org/programs/education/runoff/pollution">a series of neighborhood tours put on throughout the region this summer</a>.&nbsp; The first one is <a href="http://pugetsound.org/programs/education/runoff/tours">this weekend in Seattle.</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 21:04:38 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1785 at http://kplu.org Rainwater gardens preventing toxic runoff into Puget Sound