Skip to main content
King County logo

Newsroom

Natural Resources and Parks
Public Affairs


King County hosts meeting on Magnolia sewer improvement project, Oct. 20

Summary

King County will host an open house and community meeting on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.to share information about a project to control combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in south Magnolia.

Story

King County will host an open house and community meeting on Saturday, Oct. 20, to share information about a project to control combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in south Magnolia.

The meeting takes place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, 3802 Discovery Park Boulevard in Seattle.

Project staff will present information in two sessions. The first one takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and will focus on pipeline design and construction technology. The second session from noon to 1:30 p.m. will focus on site design at the Terminal 91 West Yard and include discussions about landscaping, building materials and architecture. People are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

Open house forums from 11:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 2 p.m. will enable people to meet project staff, view exhibits and ask questions.

Combined sewer overflows occur during heavy rain when stormwater fills sewers to capacity in older parts of the city. To comply with state water quality requirements, King County will build a 1.9 million gallon underground storage tank and new gravity sewer extending from 32nd Avenue West to the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 91 West Yard area. The storage facility will retain peak flows of stormwater and wastewater that could otherwise exceed system capacity during large storms. After storms pass, stored flows will be conveyed to West Point Treatment Plant in Discovery Park.

Additional information about the project is available at http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Construction/Seattle/SMagnoliaCSOStorage.aspx. For questions or to arrange reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities at the meeting, please contact Monica van der Vieren at 206-263-7301 or email monica.vandervieren@kingcounty.gov.

 

Residents enjoy clean water and a healthy environment thanks to King County's wastewater treatment program. The county’s Wastewater Treatment Division protects public health and water quality by serving 17 cities, 17 local sewer districts and more than 1.5 million residents in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. The regional clean-water agency has been preventing water pollution for nearly 50 years.

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

 

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

 

###