Northwest NEWS

July 8, 2002

Local News

Public invited to help develop design guidelines for Brightwater treatment plant

Four public workshops are scheduled in July and August to help develop design guidelines that architects will use for the Brightwater wastewater treatment plant serving south Snohomish County and north King County.
   The proposed plant will help protect public health and the environment in the rapidly growing service area.
   Brightwater will be located at one of two locations either the Unocal Corp. property in Edmonds or property along State Route 9 north of Woodinville.
   About 63 percent of the wastewater treated at Brightwater will come from Snohomish County.
   The workshops, to build on one another, will run from 6-9 p.m. on the following dates. Another workshop will be held this fall.
   For the Unocal site
   Wednesday, July 10, and Tuesday, Aug. 6, Edmonds Floral Conference Center, 201 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds
   For the Route 9 site
   Thursday, July 11, and Wednesday, Aug. 7, Hollywood School House, 14810 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville
   At the workshops, people can learn more about design possibilities for the proposed plant. Wastewater treatment facilities can be designed to blend with the community, so King County wants to know what people think about the following:
   what Brightwater should look like
   how Brightwater can be an amenity to the community
   how Brightwater can fit into individual visions for the community's future.
   For information or for accommodations for people with disabilities, call (206) 684-6799, (888) 707-8571 (toll free) or 711 (TTY).
   Information is also available at http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wtd/brightwater/ on the Web.