Northwest NEWS

September 25, 2000

Local News

Around the Clock Construction on the Tolt Pipeline

Starting September 25, and continuing for up to five days, a contractor for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will drill a tunnel for the Tolt 2, Phase 4 Pipeline underneath the Sammamish River at Riverbend Drive NE in Bothell.
   When complete, the pipeline will reach from Woodinville to Lake Forest Park and ensure the supply of one-third of the Seattle metropolitan area's drinking water.
   SPU has received a noise variance from the city of Bothell, which allows SPU to drill 24 hours a day for up to seven days at the Sammamish River location. The around-the-clock drilling is needed to complete this portion of the project on schedule.
   Seattle Public Utilities provides more than 1.3 million customers in the Seattle metropolitan area with a reliable water supply. In addition, SPU provides essential sewer, drainage, solid waste and engineering services that safeguard public health, maintain the City's infrastructure, and protect, conserve and enhance the region's environmental resources.