“Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
“The photos discussed in the previous post—which feature an SPU employee’s children—are part of a Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) academic presentation on bioretention systems, which was prepared in 2007 and posted on a University of Washington website.
“Viewed within the context of the presentation, we believe it will be apparent the photos were not intended to promote raingardens as play areas; nor were they intended to influence the community’s discussion of the safety of the Ballard Roadside Raingardens.
“SPU understands that residents of the raingarden pilot area have serious concerns about children’s safety. We will respect these concerns as we prepare future presentations.”
Seattle Public Utilities