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Project update

March 2017

King County resumes work to stabilize area around damaged sewer pipe

King County contractors are drilling and grouting to fill any areas of soil loss along the County’s damaged sewer pipe. The broken pipe is 150 feet beneath the surface of W. Galer St. in Magnolia. This work will continue into mid-March.

For more information about the project, check out the presentation from our Feb. 16 community update.

For more information:

For more information, contact Doug Marsano at or 206-477-5549.

Magnolia Wet Weather Storage Facility The Magnolia Wet Weather Storage Facility at Smith Cove began storing excess flows of stormwater and sewage in late 2015. The facility’s 1.5 million-gallon underground storage tank helps keep sewage and stormwater out of Puget Sound during storms.

King County is Protecting our Waters

This project is part of King County’s Protecting our Waters program to prevent pollution caused by excess stormwater in the sewer system on rainy days.

Combined sewer overflows (CSOs) are relief points in older sewer systems that carry sewage and stormwater in the same pipe. When heavy rains fill the pipes, CSOs release sewage and stormwater into rivers, lakes, or Puget Sound.

King County and the City of Seattle are working together to control CSOs and keep sewage and stormwater out of local waterways.

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Contact Doug Marsano, community services lead, at:


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