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Crews respond to power outages at the Barton and Murray pump stations

Summary

A strong storm overnight may have caused power outages at King County’s Barton and Murray pump stations in West Seattle.

Story

A strong storm overnight may have caused power outages at King County’s Barton and Murray pump stations in West Seattle.

Crews responded early Saturday morning with mobile generators to restore power at the stations, which pump wastewater to the West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Employees will investigate whether the power outages led to wastewater overflows into Puget Sound. 

If overflows occurred, King County will post public warning signs on the beaches, notify health and regulatory agencies, and sample water quality over the next several days.



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