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Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) operations and projects

WTD operations staff remain on the job 24/7 to ensure the region’s wastewater treatment service continues. More information on how to report a problem you believe may be related to the County’s wastewater treatment system is available here: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/dnrp/wtd/response.aspx

The King County Wastewater Treatment Division remains committed to sharing information and gathering feedback from community members about its work and projects. WTD staff remain available to answer questions via email and phone during regular business hours. Project information lines remain available and are being monitored for ongoing construction projects.

Project update

April 29, 2020

Take a look at construction progress!

Review our Spring newsletter you may have received in the mail. As of March 26th, construction of the project is halfway complete!

Outfall

Landscape restoration work at the Outfall site wrapped up at the end of March, marking the end of construction in the area!

Conveyance

Restoration work along South Brandon Street is now complete as of March 23rd.

Crews continue to work in the roadway on South River Street and South Michigan Street. A portion of South Michigan Street is closed to allow for the installation of conveyance pipes. The closure is 24/7, and active work will continue to occur on weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. until completed.

Read the January project update to view the detour route and additional information regarding the closure. 

A look down in the trench as it is being prepared for placement of the 60-inch diameter effluent pipe underneath the First Avenue BridgeA look down in the trench as it is being prepared for placement of the 60-inch diameter effluent pipe underneath the First Avenue Bridge.

King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station celebrates Platinum Achievement Award for Sustainability

King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station earned the coveted “Platinum” rating from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision rating system. This is the first Platinum-awarded Envision project in Washington and recognizes the County’s commitment to sustainable communities and the environment. View news release.

Project description

Rendering of Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment SystemSite of future Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station at the corner of 4th Avenue South and South Michigan Street. (View other wet weather treatment facilities.)

The Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station Project includes the construction of a combined sewer overflow (CSO) wet weather treatment station between the Brandon Street and South Michigan Street Regulator Stations, related pipes and a new outfall structure to release the treated water into the Duwamish River. When constructed, the station can treat up to 70 million gallons of combined rain and wastewater a day that would otherwise have discharged directly to the Duwamish without treatment during storm events.

This project will help clean up the Duwamish River by treating stormwater runoff and sewage during heavy rains. Right now, heavy rains can fill up our sewer pipes, sending polluted runoff and sewage through a pipe into the river. King County began on-site work in April 2017 and expects to finish construction in 2022.

Wet Weather Treatment StationWet weather treatment stations clean overflows locally on-site during heavy rain storms.

Schedule

Through a competitive process, King County awarded the construction contracts to three separate contractors.

In spring 2018, King County’s contractor Flatiron West, Inc. started treatment station construction. In the summer of 2018, Pacific Pile and Marine began the construction on the new outfall structure and in the fall of 2018, JW Fowler Company also began preparation work to construct the conveyance pipeline which will connect the treatment station to the outfall.

project timeline

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Contact us

Construction hotline:
206-205-9286
 

Contact Bibiana Ocheke-Ameh at:

 bibiana.ocheke-ameh
@kingcounty.gov

 206-477-5604
 Feedback form

Facility Address:
6185 4th Ave S, Seattle, 98108

Sign up for email or text updates on the public involvement page.

King County partnered with Nature Consortium and Seattle Public Schools to teach 5th graders at Maple Elementary about water conservation and create art for the construction fence. View more project videos in the Library.

Project location

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aerial map of the project area