South King County Projects
Infiltration and inflow control project (Skyway)
During 2012 King County will complete construction of an initial infiltration and inflow (I/I) reduction project in the Skyway drainage basin (unincorporated King County). This project will test the cost-effectiveness of I/I reduction of a scale large enough to potentially offset the need for larger conveyance or storage facilities.
During 2012 King County is completing design of two new pipelines, the Kent East Hill Diversion in Kent and the Stuck River Trunk in Auburn. These pipelines will provide required capacity to accommodate recent and projected growth in Kent and Auburn.
South Treatment Plant improvements
King County has a number of projects at the South Treatment Plant in Renton to improve system reliability, increase efficiency and ensure continued compliance with permits. Projects include replacing outmoded control system software, replacing pumps and relining pipes and tanks.