Attached is a photo composite of several large suds piles in Miller Creek recorded November 26th, 2012.
One is 12-15 feet long, 2+ feet tall, 2-4 feet wide.
The suds begin to accumulate early every morning from 5 – 6 a.m.
This has to be very damaging to water quality in Miller Creek and for spawning salmon. My upstream neighbor reports suds sightings above the Elsey Creek (6th Ave. SW) confluence.
This daily input of suds is likely originating from Burien’s commercial or new vehicle car washes along First Avenue. The storm catches all along First Avenue drain to Miller Creek.
Previous input was found from 2 car dealerships, and a restaurant on 153rd dumping mop buckets into the storm drain.
After complaints were aired a while back, the suds events slowed but are now back with a vengeance.
– Brett Fish
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