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Utility crews respond to Bothell manhole overflow

Summary

Record rains caused two manholes to overflow in a residential neighborhood east of Thrasher’s Corner in Bothell late Monday evening.

Story

Record rains caused two manholes to overflow in a residential neighborhood east of Thrasher’s Corner in Bothell late Monday evening.

An undetermined amount of highly diluted wastewater overflowed for about eight hours from the North Creek Trunk, a major sewer line that collects wastewater from Bothell homes and businesses, into a tributary of North Creek. The overflow occurred near the intersection of 208th St. S.E. and 14th Drive S.E.

King County reported the overflow to health and regulatory agencies and posted affected areas as closed. Employees with the County’s environmental laboratory will sample and monitor water quality over the next few days.

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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