Northwest NEWS

October 21, 2002

Local News

Another Brightwater foe enters the fray

by Jeanette Knutson
   Staff Writer
   As the curtain rises in the Theatre of Unknown, another actor struts out on stage.
   The actor is a new nonprofit organization, Sno-King Environmental Alliance (SKEA).
   The group joins other anti-Brightwater coalitions such as "No Route 9 Sewer Plant," "Just the Facts," and "Citizens Against Woodinville Sewage" in an effort to stave off the 36-million-gallon-a-day regional sewer plant, Brightwater, slated to be built in phases between 2005 and 2010 at a site not yet determined, but possibly just north of Woodinville.
   The group feels the proposed Route 9 site is too environmentally sensitive for a wastewater treatment facility.
   "We just don't think it fits," said SKEA member Tim Joseph.
   Their number one task at present is to solicit contributions in order to kill the lights on the Brightwater production.
   "We want to be sure top-notch attorneys are ready to enforce the law at every turn," said Joseph.
   But the organization is looking beyond its first act.
   The group's Web site, www.nobrightwater.com, states "... SKEA has been formed to establish a long-term focus on the environment of unincorporated areas in Snohomish and King counties.
   "We (will) work in Snohomish County and King County to protect our health, communities, economy and environment."