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This project will protect the investments being made to clean up the Duwamish River and it will continue creating a better, cleaner river for South Park, Georgetown and the region to enjoy.

King County works with the community to provide project information and identify potential impacts. Stay informed, stay involved as we share information through:

  • Individual meetings with community groups, organizations and leaders
  • Briefings to local community groups, agencies and jurisdictions
  • Advisory committees
  • Community meetings
  • Project newsletters and fliers
  • Project Web page
  • News releases

Design advisory group (DAG)

In 2015, WTD formed a design advisory group. Members were selected who expressed interest and are connected to the Georgetown community.

The group:

  • Reviewed project information to understand what King County needed to build 
  • Provided input on the character and landscaping of the site
  • Advised the county on the look of the station to help it fit into the community 

The Design Advisory Group wrapped up in late 2016. Read more to see how the DAG, and the broader community, influenced the final design of the treatment station.

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Six meetings have been held at the South Seattle Georgetown campus between January 2015 and February, 2016. The DAG has reviewed project information, developed design guidelines to inform the landscaping and design of the facility, and provided community context for King County WTD’s work in the neighborhood. The most recent meeting provided the opportunity to review the 30% conceptual design. By the 30% design milestone, the basic design for the treatment station and the associated pipes will be complete, including the type and location of equipment and the general underground route for the pipes. The DAG reviewed the designs to ensure that they continue to reflect the design guidelines.

Future meeting dates and meeting materials (agendas, handouts, summaries) are posted on the meeting calendar (below). Meetings are open to the public.

1506_design-guidelines_600Design guidelines  , June 18, 2015

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Meeting calendar

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Duwamish River Festival. King County will be at the Duwamish River Festival on Saturday, Aug.26, in Duwamish Waterway Park. We’ll be there from noon to 6 p.m. ready to discuss the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station. Come find out what’s happening with construction and final design plans for the treatment station. Hope to see you there!

Arts in Nature Festival. You can also join us on Aug. 26 to view a unique community art display supported by the Georgetown project. The Arts in Nature Festival at Camp Long in West Seattle will include artwork developed in partnership with Nature Consortium and Seattle Public Schools. This spring, fifth grade students at Maple Elementary learned about combined sewer overflows, the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station, and King County’s work in cleaning up the Duwamish River. From this experience, students created water art that speaks to their connection to clean water and the river. This art will be shown on the site fence during five years of construction. Visit the WTD blog and watch the video to learn more about this special community art project.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Join King County Wastewater Treatment Division at the garden walk in Georgetown  on Sunday, July 9. We will have a table at the Bank of America parking lot (1112 South Bailey Street) from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We would love to discuss the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station with you. Construction on the station, located at the corner of 4th Avenue South and South Michigan Street, began earlier this year and is expected to wrap up in 2022.

For all you avid gardeners, we will be handing out samples of our GroCo compost. Grab a sample and learn more about what makes GroCo great! Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6-8 p.m.
South Seattle College,
(Building C, room C110/111)
Georgetown campus,
6737 Corson Avenue South

Design Advisory Group (DAG) Meeting #7

Topics will include design developments between the 30 and 60% design milestones, upcoming construction preparation, and a general project discussion. The meeting is open to the public.

Handouts/presentations and additional information:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
8:30-10:30 a.m.
King Street Center
8th Floor Conference Center
201 South Jackson Street

Contractor’s Open House. The open house will be an opportunity to learn about the project and meet the project team. The project team will make a presentation to provide information on the project and will be available to answer questions. Contractors are encouraged to attend.

Handouts/presentations and additional information:

Thursday, June 16, 2016
7–9 p.m.
Oxbow, 6118 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108

Art master plan presentation. Join Charles Blanc and Tristan Surtees of Sans Façon, the art master planners for King County’s combined sewer overflow system in Seattle. The team will present their vision for the system-wide art master plan. Hear a panel discussion on public art and learn about art opportunities in Georgetown and across the CSO system.

Handouts/presentations and additional information:

Thursday, February 18, 2016
6–8 p.m.
South Seattle College,
(Building C, room C110/111)
Georgetown campus
6737 Corson Avenue South

Design Advisory Group (DAG) Meeting #6

The project team will share the 30% design drawings for the treatment station. They will also discuss the 1% for the Arts program and how the DAG and broader community can be involved with the project in 2016. DAG meetings are open to the public.

Handouts/presentations and additional information:

Thursday, July 30, 2015
6–8 p.m.
South Seattle College
(Building C, room C110/111)
6737 Corson Ave. S.

Design advisory group (DAG) meeting #5

  • Review revised design concepts

Handouts/presentations and additional information:

  • Agenda
  • Presentation 
  • Presentation (annotated)
  • High-level summary 
  • Meeting summary and action tracker (posted 8/25/15)
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 
    6–8 p.m.,
    South Seattle College
    (Building C, room C110/111),
    6737 Corson Ave. S.

    Community open house

    • Project background
    • Work to date
    • Review conceptual designs and gather feedback

    Handouts/presentations and additional information:

    Thursday, June 18, 2015
    6–8 p.m.
    South Seattle College
    (Building C, room C212)
    6737 Corson Ave. S.

    Design advisory group (DAG) meeting #4

    • Present the design concepts of the facility
    • Gather DAG feedback on the design concepts
    • Share information about King County’s 1% for the Arts program 

    Handouts/presentations and additional information:

    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    6–8 p.m.
    South Seattle College
    (Building C, room C110/111)
    6737 Corson Ave. S.

    Design advisory group (DAG) meeting #3

    Meeting topics:

    • Project update and next steps
    • Moving forward with design

    Meetings are open to the public.

    Handouts/presentations and additional information:

    Thursday, February 12, 2015
    6–8 p.m.
    South Seattle College
    (Building C, room C110/111),
    6737 Corson Ave. S., Seattle

    Design advisory group (DAG) meeting #2

    Meeting topics:

    • Finalize charter
    • Design guidelines

    Meetings are open to the public.

    Handouts/presentations and additional information:

    Thursday, January 29, 2015
    6–8 p.m.
    South Seattle College
    (Building C, room C110/111),
    6737 Corson Ave. S., Seattle

    Design Advisory Group (DAG) kickoff meeting

    Purpose of the meeting:

    • Develop a design advisory group charter and meeting ground rules
    • Overview of the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station Project
    • Outline of the facility requirements

    Meetings are open to the public.

    Handouts/presentations and additional information:

    Sunday, July 13, 2014
    Georgetown Garden Walk
    10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Visit our table at the Georgetown Garden Walk.

    Handouts/presentations and additional information:

    Thursday, April 3, 2014
    4–6 p.m.
    Coliman
    6932 Carleton Ave. S., Seattle

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    7–9 a.m.
    The Essential Baking Co.
    5601 1st Ave. S., Seattle

    Saturday, March 22, 2014
    2–4 p.m.
    Calamity Jane’s
    5701 Airport Way S., Seattle

    King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division is hosting three drop-in sessions to share initial information and hear public thoughts about its Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station Project, which is scheduled for construction in 2017.

    Handouts/presentations and additional information: