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Crews work to repair sewer line leak in West Seattle


King County utility crews are working Friday morning to repair a small sewer line leak detected last night near the Alki Lighthouse in West Seattle. The County reported the leak to health and regulatory agencies and posted signs warning people to avoid affected areas along Beach Drive Southwest.


King County utility crews are working quickly this morning to repair a sewer line leak near the 63rd Avenue Pump Station, which is located at 3535 Beach Drive S.W. in Seattle.

The small leak was detected last night in a 42-inch pipeline that pumps wastewater from homes and businesses in West Seattle to King County’s West Point Treatment Plant in the Magnolia neighborhood.

An undetermined amount of wastewater overflowed out of the pipe and into Puget Sound. To protect public health and safety, crews quickly initiated cleanup and posted warning signs to keep people away from affected areas. 

Construction workers will be on site this morning to repair the pipeline.

King County reported the overflow to health and regulatory agencies and will monitor water quality over the next several days.