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Jan. 7, 2013

Fremont neighbors invited to wastewater facility design workshop, Jan. 12

Shape decisions on landscaping, architecture; learn about public art process

Come to a workshop on Saturday, Jan. 12, and help King County design a wastewater facility site in Fremont that reflects community vision and values.

The workshop is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at B.F. Day Elementary School, 3921 Linden Ave. N., Seattle.

King County is seeking public input to guide the design of new facilities that will be built as part of its Fremont Siphon Replacement Project. Discussion will focus on possibilities for architecture, landscaping, and site security features. Staff from 4Culture will present information on the public art process. There will be a similar meeting for Queen Anne area project neighbors in spring 2013.

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 run beneath the Ship Canal and convey wastewater from North Seattle to the West Point Treatment Plant in Discovery Park.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided for workshop participants. For information on the workshop, or to arrange reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, please contact Adair Muth at 206-263-7319 or 711 TTY Relay.

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


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.