rainwater gardens Settlement on Seattle sewage overflows heads to council By Bellamy Pailthorp • May 22, 2012 Courtesy Seattle Public Utilities A more efficient way to fix one of Seattle’s most embarrassing environmental problems – that’s the promise of a proposed agreement on meeting federal standards for clean water. The problem is untreated sewage that flows into our lakes and other waterways after big storms. Rainwater gardens preventing toxic runoff into Puget Sound By Bellamy Pailthorp • Jun 3, 2011 Photo by Bellamy Pailthorp / KPLU News The forecast is for sunny skies this weekend and some of the warmest temps we've seen all year. But when it rains a lot – as it has been lately – the runoff from city streets and houses pours toxins straight into Puget Sound. How homeowners can address that kind of water pollution is the subject of a series of neighborhood tours put on throughout the region this summer. The first one is this weekend in Seattle.