I don't want to make this thread political but this brings up a couple of quasi-political thoughts.Last time this happened they just magically didn't turn on. The same thing happens a lot in silverdale
The first is that if a hypothetical hog-farm with a giant sewage lagoon were located on the sound and had multi-million gallon blowouts every couple of years, I have to think there'd be quite a bit of very-justified outrage from local politicians, along with hefty fines and mandatory remediation, redesigns, etc. That's all as it should be, but the fact that this happens on a regular basis, and the response seems to be the political/operational equivalent of a "What are ya gonna do?" shrug is astonishing.
The second is that there seems to be an incrementally diminishing capacity of the folks charged with maintaining the physical infrastructure necessary to keep Seattle functioning. Has anyone lost their job over the West Seattle Bridge debacle? The continuous sewage blowouts? Has the Mayor or anyone on the city council made a pledge to divert at least some of their attention away from global/social crusades and focus on humdrum issues like potholes, bridges, safe-and-orderly public spaces, etc?
Or am I being overly critical of our local politicians because contrary to my perception, debacles like this are a regular feature of state-and-local government performance in states that have a reputation for relatively competent and efficient local government, like New Hampshire or Utah?