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King County’s Kirkland Pump Station upgrade project progressing ahead of schedule

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King County’s Kirkland Pump Station project attained a major milestone when brand new pumps and a 16-inch forcemain sewer line were put into service on July 31.

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King County’s Kirkland Pump Station project attained a major milestone when brand new pumps and a 16-inch forcemain sewer line were put into service on July 31.

Project completion and the reopening of Park Lane will likely occur in spring 2014, several months ahead of schedule.

Crews will now remove the station’s 40-year-old pumps and reconfigure the east portion of the pump station building located at the intersection of Park Lane and Third Street.

Remaining work entails installing a new emergency backup power generation, completion of a surge control system, restoration and landscaping.

King County began construction on the $20 million pump station project in 2011 to ensure safe, reliable wastewater operations for the City of Kirkland’s growing population. The new, larger capacity pump station will comply with current seismic codes, operate more quietly and efficiently, and employ state-of-the-art odor control.

King County’s Kirkland Pump Station has been serving the Kirkland community for more than 40 years, collecting wastewater and conveying it to South Treatment Plant in Renton.

More information about the Kirkland Pump Station project is available on the website.