Northwest NEWS

July 22, 2002


Meetings to focus on pipeline system for Brightwater

Five public meetings in July, August and September will focus on building a system for moving wastewater to and from a proposed treatment plant serving south Snohomish County and North King County.
   The Brightwater treatment plant will help protect public health and the environment in the rapidly growing service area.
   Besides the plant, the project includes a conveyance systems of pipelines, portals and pump stations. The King County Wastewater Treatment Division is considering 10 alternative conveyance routes.
   The conveyance seminars, on the following dates, will include an open house from 7-7:30 p.m. followed by a presentation from 7:30-9 p.m.
   Thursday, July 25, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline (Marine information will be presented at this meeting.)
   Tuesday, July 30, Mountlake Terrace Library, 2330 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace
   Thursday, August 1, Lake Forest Park Civic Club, 17301 Beach Drive N.E., Lake Forest Park
   Wednesday, September 4, The Courtyard Hall at Country Village, 23732 Bothell Everett Highway, Suite G, Bothell
   Wednesday, Sept. 18, Northshore Utility District, 6830 N.E. 185th St., Kenmore
   During the seminars, people will be able to do the following:
   • Learn about the conveyance alternatives - and how one final conveyance route will be selected.
   • Hear about the types of construction being considered - and the possible impacts of construction.
   • Ask questions, identify concerns and get other information.
   Brightwater will be at one of two locations - either the Unocal Corp. property in Edmonds or property along State Route 9 north of Woodinville.
   The system will also include an outfall in Puget Sound. About 63 percent of the wastewater treated at Brightwater will come from Snohomish County.
   For more information or to request reasonable meeting accommodations for people with disabilities, call (206) 684-6799, (888) 707-8571 (toll free) or 711 (TTY). Information is also available at on the Web.
   The King County Wastewater Treatment Division protects public health and the environment by serving 17 cities, 14 sewer districts and more than 1.4 million residents in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties.
   Visit the new WTD Newsroom, a portal of information for the news media about the Wastewater Treatment Division, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks: