Just a little reminder that the Phinney Ridge Community Council (PRCC) meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday has been rescheduled for May 16. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Room 6.
The meeting will provide tons of information for homeowners on side sewers (the pipe connecting a home or business’ water and waste to the city sewer system), which are homeowners’ financial responsibility and can be very expensive to replace. Many side sewers in our neighborhood are 80 to 100 years old. Side sewer replacement requires a city permit and can cost $5,000-$15,000.
On the agenda:
- Maps of the Phinney neighborhood that show the main sewer lines – presented by Frank McDonald, Seattle Public Utilities
- A demonstration on how to look up your sewer card online – by Brad Bryan, Seattle Public Utilities
- Side sewer and Operation Response Center (ORC) information – by Celeste Duncan, Seattle Public Utilities
- Examples of how emergency repairs can be handled. (i.e. what should you do if your sewer is backing up into your basement in the middle of the night) – by Mike Brennan, Seattle Public Utilities
- Questions about “gray” water uses and roof drain disconnection –by Tracy Tackett, Seattle Public Utilities
SPU representatives also will discuss patterns they’ve seen, (for example, which areas are ripe for failing side sewers), the different kind of contractors and what to ask before hiring someone, and Northwest materials and techniques for installing side sewers.