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Covington drainage replacement recommended for King County Flood Control District grant | King County

The Executive Committee of the King County Flood Control District gave its approval to a recommendation that the city of Covington receive a Flood Control District grant from the newly created program aimed at reducing the impact of local flooding.

The $176,000 grant recommended for the City of Covington’s Clements/SE 263rd Pl Stormwater Conveyance Improvement Project will replace an undersized, homeowner installed drainage system that conveys municipal surface water to Big Soos Creek. This area has experienced flooding and maintenance issues in this area for some time. The new drainage system will work to alleviate those flooding issue.

“Project funding is hard to come by these days,” said Jeff Wagner, Mayor Pro Tem of Covington in a press release. “We are very happy to move this project forward thanks to the King County Flood Control District’s new grant program.”

The new grant program targets flood reduction projects throughout King County. A total of $2.6 million in grants are available in 2014, with the funds being awarded on a competitive basis by the Flood Control District.  Eligible applicants included homeowner associations, private nonprofit organizations or associations, schools, special districts, tribes and King County jurisdictions. Funded projects must be completed within 36 months of receiving funds.

Final action on the recommendation will occur before the full King County Flood Control District Board of Supervisors at its upcoming meeting.

 

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