West Point restoration
Response to February 9 storm incident
March 23, 2017 update
No stormwater-sewage bypasses have occurred from the West Point Treatment Plant to Puget Sound since Feb. 16. All beaches are open and have been since Feb. 21. Crews working seven days a week remain on track for restoring full wastewater treatment function at the West Point Treatment Plant by April 30. View the March 23 press release.
Visit our new marine monitoring page to learn about our plan to monitor water quality while West Point Treatment Plant is being restored to full secondary treatment. You can find our monitoring plan, frequently asked questions, and contact information for questions and concerns. We will post monitoring data and summaries every two weeks, with the first report published by March 17.
Visit the Incident Response page for current updates on restoration progress at West Point.
West Point Treatment Plant restoration resources
- News release: West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for March 23, 2017
- Presentation: Restoring the West Point Treatment Plant , March 18, 2017
- News release: West Point Treatment Plant restoration update, March 17, 2017
- News release: Statement on the King County Council’s motion for expert review of the West Point Treatment Plant Incident, March 13, 2017
- West Point Flooding Preliminary Findings Report, March 10, 2017 - 55MB
- News release: Progress puts West Point Treatment Plant on a path to resume normal operation April 30, March 7, 2017
- Letter to Council , March 7, 2017
- Frequently Asked Questions – West Point Treatment Plant Restoration , revised March 8, 2017
- Executive Summary – West Point Flood Investigation Findings Report , March 7, 2017
- Statement of Qualifications, Independent Assessment for West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant , March 6, 2017
- System flow map
- Float switches
The King County Wastewater Treatment Division is implementing comprehensive restoration actions following a major equipment failure at the West Point Treatment Plant on Feb. 9 that has resulted in bypasses of untreated stormwater and wastewater into Puget Sound. Restoration work is occurring around-the-clock to restore the plant to its full operational capacity as quickly and safely as possible.
King County is committed to keeping people informed as we continue the restoration effort. Progress updates and notices will be available on Web and social media and people can contact us with questions and concerns.
Employee working on pump equipment. View more photos on our Flickr site .
Storm impacts on West Point Treatment Plant
For questions or inquiries related to the West Point restoration, please do not call the West Point Treatment Plant.
206-477-5371 (after hours, leave message)
Blog: Clean water stories
That Plume You See is Sediment, Not Sewage, March 21, 2017
Another Important Step Forward at West Point Treatment Plant, March 16, 2017
When the unexpected unfolds: protecting people after wastewater overflows, February 13, 2017