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May 24, 2012

Community meeting on May 30 highlights West Seattle sewer improvement project

Construction on Barton Pump Station begins this summer; plans feature site restoration, landscaping and attractive design

Community members will have an opportunity to learn about construction activities scheduled to begin this summer as part of a project to upgrade a 54-year-old pump station near the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal.

King County’s clean-water utility is hosting a public meeting to discuss the upcoming Barton Pump Station Upgrade Project on Wednesday, May 30 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall, 9140 California Ave. S.W., Seattle.

Project staff will talk about the planned construction schedule and work hours, discuss construction impacts on residents and ferry commuters, and share design and restoration plans that will be carried out when construction is completed. People will also be able to ask questions and learn how King County will work with community members during construction.

The Barton Pump Station, located at 9005 Fauntleroy Way S.W., has been serving West Seattle residents and businesses since 1958 by conveying wastewater to King County’s West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle.

Improvements that will modernize this aging station include adding new pumps to increase capacity by about 33 percent, installing new electrical equipment, upgrading the ventilation and odor control systems, installing a new backup generator to keep the pump station operational during power outages, and updated design.

For more information about the project, or to arrange reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities at the meeting, please contact Kristine Cramer in King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division at 206 206-263-3184, 711 TTY, or email

People can also visit the project website at

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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, 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.

Related information

Combined Sewer Overflow Control Program

King County Wastewater Treatment