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Public invited to tour King County's North Beach Pump Station, Sept. 29

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People are invited to tour King County's North Beach Pump Station on Sept. 29.

Story

People seeking information about a King County project to control combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into Puget Sound near Seattle’s North Beach neighborhood are invited to a community event and pump station tour.

The event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Beach Pump Station, 9921 Triton Drive N.W., Seattle.

Staff working on King County’s North Beach Combined Sewer Overflow Control Project will lead tours of the pump station while sharing updates about the planned construction of a new underground storage facility that will capture and hold stormwater and sewage that sometimes overflows into Puget Sound during heavy rains. After rains subside, the stored flows will be conveyed to the West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood.

Pump station tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and participants must wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome on the tours.

Project staff will also share the latest design updates and discuss how community input shaped the plans. They will also talk about the construction schedule and offer updates on the evaluation of the North Beach outfalls and force main.

Additional information is available at the project webpage: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Construction/Seattle/NBeachCSOStorage.aspx or by calling 206-684-1280.

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

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