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King County investigating sewer backup near Lake Ballinger pump station

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King County is investigating a sewer backup near the Lake Ballinger pump station in Snohomish County.

Story

King County Crews are investigating a sewer backup that occurred yesterday, March 14 near the Lake Ballinger pump station affecting approximately 12 properties adjacent to Lake Ballinger. A cleaning contractor is on location. There are no reports of sewage backing up into homes. We are taking precautions and have taken water quality samples from Lake Ballinger and have notified regulatory agencies. The unstaffed pump station moves area wastewater to the treatment plant.

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About the King County Wastewater Treatment Division
King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division protects public health and enhances the environment by collecting and treating wastewater while recycling valuable resources for the Puget Sound region. The division provides wastewater treatment services to 17 cities, 17 local sewer districts and more than 1.7 million residents across a 420-square-mile area in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties.