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Meeting to focus on sewer line replacement project in Fremont, May 15

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People interested in learning new information about a King County project to replace a 100-year-old sewer line that carries wastewater from Fremont to Queen Anne are invited to a community meeting.

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People interested in learning new information about a King County project to replace a 100-year-old sewer line that carries wastewater from Fremont to Queen Anne are invited to a community meeting.

King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division will host a community meeting and open house to discuss its Fremont Siphon Replacement Project on Tuesday, May 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Fremont Public Library, 731 North 35th Street, Seattle.

Project staff will be available to answer questions and share important updates about proposed project locations, planned construction activity, facility design plans and how the community can remain informed and involved.  

The Fremont Siphon pipelines, which are located beneath the Lake Washington Ship Canal in a concrete tunnel west of the Fremont Bridge, are almost 100 years old and at the end of their service life. The project is now in early design, with construction expected to start around mid-2014.

King County also operates the Ballard and Montlake Siphons, which also run beneath the Ship Canal and convey wastewater from North Seattle to the West Point Treatment Plant in Discovery Park.

More information about the Fremont Siphon Replacement Project is available on the Web at:

http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Construction/Seattle/FremontSiphon.aspx.

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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 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.