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New pump station in design stage

pump station The King County Water Pollution Control Division (formerly Metro) is designing a pump station and pipeline to be built in the Bothell-Woodinville area in 1997-98.
   According to division officials, the purpose of this project, called the North Creek Diversion, is to prevent raw sewage overflows into the Sammamish River.
   The pump station and pipeline are being designed now and will be the subject of a public meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, upstairs at the Redhook Ale Brewery.
   The projected cost of the project is $43 million. The pump station, which will pump up to 36 million gallons of wastewater a day, will be located in the North Creek business park area near the I-405/SR-522 interchange.
   The pipeline alignment will run south through Woodinville, roughly along Highway 202 and the railroad tracks. The 24,000-foot pipeline will join the new North Creek pump station to the existing York pump station at NE 124th Street.
   Future public meetings are planned to inform and solicit comment from affected community members. For more information about this project, call Ron Post, King County Water Pollution Control, at 684-1143, or write him at M.S. 95, 821 Second Ave., Seattle, WA 98104-1598.