In older parts of the King County sewage system, both rain water and sewage travel down the same pipes to the wastewater treatment plant. During heavy rains, these pipes often overflow sending the untreated water directly into Puget Sound. This is called “Combined Sewer Overflow” or CSO. One of the trouble spots is in the North Beach area.
The King County North Beach project team is holding an open house on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Beach Pump Station (9921 Triton Drive NW.) Meet with the team, travel underground to tour the North Beach Pump Station and learn how to help protect wastewater quality and Puget Sound.
If you plan on taking a tour of the station, you’ll need to wear close-toed shoes.
For more information on the North Beach CSO Control Project, click here.