City of SeaTac accepts $125,000 flood control grant from King County
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On Friday, October 4, Mayor Erin Sitterley accepted a $125,000 grant check from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove who is also the Vice Chair of the King County Flood Control District. Also on hand to accept the check was Deputy Mayor Clyde Hill and Councilmember Peter Kwon.
The King County Flood Control District announced this week that the City of SeaTac will receive an award to design a flood reduction facility and study alternatives that would halt flooding at the end of South 180th Street.
“This grant will help the City of SeaTac alleviate localized flooding which is preventing some of our underserved populations from traveling to and from their homes and work,” said SeaTac Mayor Erin Sitterley.
“By partnering with cities and other community organizations, we can ensure local flood reduction efforts are successful and compliment the regional work of the King County Flood Control District,” said Flood Control District Vice Chair Dave Upthegrove.
Now in its sixth year, the Flood Reduction Grant program provides funding for municipalities, tribes, school districts, and homeowner associations to address flooding risks not caused by the major rivers of King County. This award is part of more than $3.6 million in grants approved by the Flood Control District in 2019.
“With this Grant, the City will move forward with a proposed project to design, permit, and install, a drainage collection and conveyance system that will eliminate flooding at the end of South 180th Street,” said Public Works Director William Appleton. “In addition, the installed catch basins will include storm drain markings to increase awareness of stormwater pollution and improve source control outreach efforts.”