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Nov. 8, 2012

Public meeting highlights details on Fremont sewer line replacement project, Nov. 13

Construction schedule, facility site locations and opportunities to get involved in project design to be among discussion topics

Residents are invited to a public meeting to hear new information about a project to replace a 100-year-old sewer line that carries wastewater from Fremont to Queen Anne.

A meeting focused on King County’s Fremont Siphon Replacement Project is set for Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4247 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle. A presentation on the project begins at 6 p.m.

Project staff will be available to answer questions and share important updates about facility sites, planned construction activity, and upcoming opportunities to provide input on some design elements and learn about the public art process.

The Fremont Siphon pipelines, which are located beneath the Lake Washington Ship Canal in a concrete tunnel west of the Fremont Bridge, are almost 100 years old and at the end of their service life. The project is now in design, with construction expected to start around mid-2014.

King County also operates the Ballard and Montlake Siphons, which also run beneath the Ship Canal and convey wastewater from North Seattle to the West Point Treatment Plant in Discovery Park.

More information about the Fremont Siphon Replacement Project is available on the Web at:

This release is also posted on the website for the Department of Natural Resources and Parks at


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Residents enjoy clean water and a healthy environment because of King County's wastewater treatment program. The county’s Wastewater Treatment Division protects public health, the environment and the economy by serving 17 cities, 17 local sewer districts and more than 1.5 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 nearly 50 years.