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King County repairs pipe leak at North Beach Pump Station

Summary

The King County Wastewater Treatment Division has completed repairs to a low-flow leak at the North Beach Pump Station in north Seattle. The adjacent privately owned Blue Ridge Park has reopened, and a small section of beach next to the park remains closed pending water quality sampling.

Story

King County crews located a low-flow leak in a forcemain pipe Wednesday, Feb. 12 and worked overnight until Thursday morning to make repairs at the North Beach Pump Station in north Seattle. The adjacent privately owned Blue Ridge Park has reopened with temporary fencing around the work area. A small portion of the beach remains posted and closed to public access pending water quality sampling.

All monitoring results are reported to Public Health – Seattle & King County, which recommended temporarily closing the beach due to high bacteria counts in samples. The Washington Department of Ecology was notified.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Norm Mah, 206-263-0195

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.