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King County to start construction on new sewer line project in Auburn this spring

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Community members are invited to an open house to learn about King County’s plans to begin construction in late March on a new sewer line in Auburn.

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Community members are invited to an open house to learn about King County’s plans to begin construction in late March on a new sewer line in Auburn.

The Stuck River Trunk Sewer Project open house is set for Thursday, March 7, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Holy Family Church, 505 17th St S.E., Auburn.

To increase wastewater system capacity and accommodate population growth in the area, King County will install a 4,000-foot-long, 27-inch-diameter sewer pipeline in a trench along 17th Street Southeast in Auburn between K Street Southeast and C Street Southwest. Some of the line will be installed using trenchless construction.

The new line will relieve capacity constraints in the existing M Street Trunk in east Auburn. The new Stuck River Trunk will take wastewater from the south end of the existing M Street Trunk and route it west to the Lakeland Hills Trunk so it can be conveyed to King County’s South Treatment Plant in Renton.

The open house will offer interested community members an opportunity to meet project staff and ask questions.

Construction is scheduled for completion in 2014.

See detailed information about the project, including maps. For more information, or to arrange reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities at the meeting, please contact Adair Muth at 206-263-7319 or 711 TTY.

This release is also posted on the website for the Department of Natural Resources and Parks.

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Residents 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.