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Power outage, brief overflow at King County’s Richmond Beach Pump Station

Summary

Power outage, brief overflow occurred at King County’s Richmond Beach Pump Station Thursday evening.

Story

A powerful storm and power outages in Shoreline led to a brief wastewater overflow into Puget Sound from King County’s Richmond Beach Pump Station Wednesday evening.

Utility workers responded quickly to the overflow, which began at 8:41 p.m. The crew engaged an emergency backup power system and the pump station resumed normal operation at 9:23 p.m.

The Richmond Beach Pump Station is located at 2740 N.W. 198th Street just south of Point Wells.

King County reported the overflow to health and regulatory agencies.  

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