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DNRP
Dec. 1, 2012

Heavy overnight rains lead to manhole overflow in Bothell

Clean up under way; affected areas to be posted as closed

Crews with King County’s clean-water utility responded quickly Saturday morning to reports of a wastewater overflow in a Bothell neighborhood.

Heavy overnight rain led to high water volumes in the North Creek Trunk, a sewer line that carries wastewater from the north portion of King County’s service area to the Brightwater Plant for treatment. The overflow occurred near the intersection of 208th Street Southeast and 14th Drive Southeast.

King County reported the overflow to health and regulatory agencies and posted affected areas as closed. Employees with the County’s environmental laboratory will sample and monitor water quality in North Creek over the next few days.

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