2013 to present

RainWise is a rebate program administered through King County and the City of Seattle.  The program relies on strong community engagement and a trusting public/private partnership to help Puget Sound residents help manage stormwater where it falls.   Urban Systems Design has been involved with the program since 2013 providing communications, technical and community engagement services with the following deliverables:


  • Planning outreach and educational implementation opportunities for the RainWise program in Greenlake/University, Montlake/Capitol Hill, and Barton neighborhoods

  • Working internally with RainWise staff to clarify and streamline the program to enhance connections between local governments, private property owners and wider community

  • Increasing equitable access to the rebate program, removing barriers, and providing technical information to property owners

  • Developing content for the RainWise website, compiling and sharing Equity and Social Justice success stories, and program reporting to the utilities

  • Wrote annual 2017-2018 Accomplishment Report  and updated FAQs.  Currently drafting 2019 Accomplishment report.

Unless otherwise credited, photos published with permission from King County. 

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