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DNRP
Sept. 25, 2009

Meetings focus on projects to control storm-related sewer overflows

The King County Wastewater Treatment Division is hosting a series of meetings in October to provide information about upcoming projects to control combined sewer overflows at four areas along Puget Sound.

Combined sewer overflows, or CSOs, occur in older parts of Seattle where pipes were built long ago to carry both sewage and stormwater. During heavy rains, these pipes fill to capacity and overflow into local water bodies.

To protect public health and the environment, King County is making it a priority to control CSOs at popular recreation areas where people swim and play.

The following meetings will provide information about the projects in the communities where planning is under way and enable people to meet staff, ask questions, and get involved:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 7 – Murray Pump Station/CSO meeting, Kenney Retirement Center Community Rooms 1 and 2, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 8 – Barton Pump Station/CSO meeting, The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave. SW, Seattle, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 19 – North Beach Pump Station/CSO meeting, Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 NW 77th St., Seattle, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 22 – South Magnolia CSO meeting, Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W., Seattle, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Information about the projects and participation opportunities is also available on the Web at www.kingcounty.gov/csobeachprojects.

For questions about the meeting, or to request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, please contact Monica van der Vieren at 206-263-7301 or 711 TTY, or e-mail monica.vandervieren@kingcounty.gov.

Note to editors and reporters: Visit the WTD Newsroom, a portal to information for the news media about the Wastewater Treatment Division, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Newsroom.aspx

People enjoy clean water and a healthy environment because of King County's wastewater treatment program. The county’s Wastewater Treatment Division protects public health and water quality by serving 17 cities, 17 local sewer districts and more than 1.4 million residents in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. Formerly called Metro, the regional clean-water agency now operated by King County has been preventing water pollution for more than 40 years.

This release is also posted on the Web site for the Department of Natural Resources and Parks at http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/dnrp.aspx

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