The City of Sequim will rehabilitate selected sections of City streets. Rehabilitation includes pavement reconstruction, pavement overlay and subgrade repair. The following streets will be reconstructed:
South 7th Avenue will consist of subgrade repair (between W. Washington and W. Prairie) and pavement overlay between W. Washington and 100 ft. of Hemlock. The subgrade repair will include the shoulder of Dungeness Way (adjacent to Eagle Mountain Estates), Whitefeather Way, and the intersection of Cedar and Sequim. This project is now complete.
As part of the Public Works Trust Fund and State Revolving Fund the City of Sequim will be making modifications to the aeration system for the digester and replacement of the screens to the Headworks at the City of Sequim Water Reclamation Facility. The modifications will install a new aeration system that will meet the Department of Ecologies design criteria for a more energy efficient system. Construction to begin October 12, 2015.
The City's capital planning project, "Stormwater Stewardship" (75% funded with a grant from WA Dept. of Ecology) has been ongoing since mid-2014. This spring, the Draft "Storm & Surface Water Master Plan" is released for public review. (Access the Draft Plan.) Engineers evaluated the City's facilities and operations while addressing problem areas identified in the Stormwater Management Needs Assessment--and will provide strategies for how to pay for the work needed. Currently, all stormwater work is funded by the Sewer and Water Utilities.
Also, because individuals make choices in their homes and workplaces which prevent or cause water pollution, education and outreach is always a component of stormwater management work. Prevention is always easier than clean-up!