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Utility crews respond to wastewater overflow in Seattle’s Meadowbrook Park

Summary

King County wastewater utility crews responded quickly to a brief sewage overflow discovered early Monday afternoon in Seattle’s Meadowbrook Park.

Story

King County wastewater utility crews responded quickly to a brief sewage overflow discovered early Monday afternoon in Seattle’s Meadowbrook Park.

High volumes of water due to significant rainfall forced stormwater and sewage through a concrete sediment trap into nearby Meadowbrook Pond. 

To protect public health, King County will monitor water quality in the pond and work with Seattle Public Utilities to post areas of the park as closed.

The County will also notify health and regulatory agencies about the overflow.

This release is also posted on the website for the Department of Natural Resources and Parks at http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/dnrp.aspx

Note to editors and reporters: Visit the WTD Newsroom, a portal to information for the news media about the Wastewater Treatment Division, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Newsroom.aspx 

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