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 Rainier Beach neighborhood, where residents may be able to take advantage of those financial incentives. In hopes of better understanding how residents place value on green infrastructure such as rain gardens, a Seattle University student is conducting a research project and seeks YOUR input in this 5-minute survey.
The survey will be open through the month of April, with results available by the end of June.