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Project update

December 22, 2016

Landscaping and restoration begins at Lowman Beach Park

King County’s contractor recently completed major roadway and sidewalk restoration on streets surrounding the project site. Before the end of the year, the contractor will paint new roadway lines and install roadway signs.

Landscaping on site continues as crews prepare to begin restoration in Lowman Beach Park. Before planting grass in the park, the contractor will prepare the soil by grading, turning over the subsoil, and adding new topsoil. A fence will remain in place around the park until the new grass is well established.

Schedule update

No work is scheduled for Dec. 24 – 26 or Dec. 31 – Jan. 2. While work will continue into 2017, you can expect to see smaller crews and fewer pieces of equipment on site.

We appreciate your continued patience as we work to safely complete the project as quickly as possible. We will continue to provide you with updates on project progress in 2017.

For additional information about the schedule and what to expect, see the latest project update .

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Murray CSO control facility, looking southeastMurray CSO Control Facility, December 2016

Project description

King County built a million-gallon underground storage tank across the street from Seattle’s Lowman Beach Park to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The tank stores excess stormwater and wastewater that would otherwise overflow into Puget Sound when the Murray Pump Station exceeds maximum capacity. Learn more about this project

Project schedule

The Murray Wet Weather Facility began operating in November 2016. All project activities are expected to be complete in early 2017. Below is a list of remaining project activities that are underway or planned for early 2017:

  • Site landscaping
  • Lowman Beach Park restoration and landscaping
  • Project art

Project location


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Related information

Protecting Our Waters (Combined Sewer Overflow Control Program), King County

Find out if a CSO is occurring at Murray. King County maintains a real-time notification page so people can see whether CSO discharges are occurring.

This project is funded in part by:

Department of Ecology, State of Washington