Saturday, September 19, 2009

Step Five

Wise Project-Seattle WA

The new sewer line is installed.  Notice the separate storm water (gutters) and sewer lines that tie together.  Unfortunately Seattle doesn't have storm water systems for many of it's neighborhoods.  This means that when it rains, the clean water goes into the sewer, is treated at great expence to the tax payers as sewage, and is then discharged to the Puget Sound.

Clean fresh water that wont be absorbed back into the land, that wont support habitat or be used by plants or for cultivation.  Essentially gone.

The separte lines will allow us to capture the rain water at a later time and put it in a retention pond where it will create aesthetic, habitat and retention, helping to solve the problem Seattle has created.

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