After repeated flooding and one death, an organized community – affected neighbors and a Community Council that would NOT let the city off the hook and that DEMANDED communications via the web and mail, I was pleased to get this email tonite:
From: [email protected]
Subject: SPU’s Thaw Preparation Plan
Date: December 23, 2008 7:19:08 PM PST
Dear Madison Valley Residents,
As the snow begins to melt, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) would like to
share with you a few things we are doing to prepare for the thaw and
help prevent flooding issues:
SPU crews are in the field preparing our system for the upcoming thaw.
We are clearing inlets of snow and sand at locations where we have had
past ponding and flooding calls during recent weather events.
In Madison Valley, crews are clearing inlets at
• east and west of 29th Ave E on Madison St
• 30th Ave E and E John St, including the Madison Sag area
Pumping equipment is staged at E Madison St and 29th Ave E.
SPU is taking these precautions and exercising preventive maintenance to
prepare for any flooding issues that may result due to the snow melt.
As always, please report any flooding or drainage issues to our 24-Hour
Emergency Response Center at 206-386-1800.
Public Relations Supervisor
Seattle Public Utilities
700 5th Ave, Ste. 4500
PO Box 34018
Seattle, WA 98124-4018
Phone: (206) 684-7823
Fax: (206) 684-8529