Storm water system concerns addressed

June 4, 2013

Issaquah’s side in a contentious storm water debate was delivered in the May 20 regular City Council meeting.

In his presentation, RH2 Consultant Dan Ervin answered recent claims that the city aims to pollute the groundwater aquifer through a storm water runoff system. He gave the council a comprehensive description of the history of the Lower Reid Infiltration Gallery and the process the storm water goes through as it is drained into the lower Issaquah Valley aquifer.

Ervin detailed how resuming infiltration into the aquifer would be the continuation of state Department of Ecology monitoring that falls in line with all of the regulations necessitated by the department’s standards.

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