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Meeting offers updates on North Beach sewer improvement project, Jan. 25

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King County’s clean-water utility is hosting an upcoming meeting to share new information about its North Beach Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Project in Seattle’s Blue Ridge neighborhood.

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King County’s clean-water utility is hosting an upcoming meeting to share new information about its North Beach Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Project in Seattle’s Blue Ridge neighborhood.

People will have an opportunity to meet the project team and learn about recent decisions on facility siting.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the North Beach Elementary School cafeteria, 9018 24th Avenue N.W., Seattle, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

CSOs occur during heavy rains in older parts of the city where pipes designed long ago to carry both sewage and stormwater reach capacity and overflow into water bodies, putting public health at risk.

To protect water quality and public health in Blue Ridge, King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division will build underground storage pipes in the public right-of-way in the area of Triton Drive Northwest and Northwest Blue Ridge Drive to store peak flows of stormwater and wastewater that would otherwise overflow into Puget Sound.

After storms subside, these stored flows will be conveyed to Carkeek Park Wet Weather Facility for treatment.

In addition to underground storage, the North Beach CSO project also entails building new odor control and electrical facilities on King County’s existing North Beach Pump Station property at 9921 Triton Drive N.W.

Additional information about the project is available at http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Construction/Seattle/NBeachCSOStorage.aspx

For questions or to arrange reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities at the Jan. 25 meeting, please contact Monica van der Vieren at 206-263-7301 or 711 TTY, or email monica.vandervieren@kingcounty.gov.

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People enjoy clean water and a healthy environment because of King County's wastewater treatment program. The county’s Wastewater Treatment Division protects public health, the environment and the economy by serving 17 cities, 17 local sewer districts and more than 1.5 million residents in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. Formerly called Metro, the regional clean-water agency now operated by King County has been preventing water pollution for nearly 50 years.

Related information:

Wastewater treatment capital improvement projects

Wastewater Treatment Division

Central Puget Sound Watershed