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Dunn applauds Executive plan to protect West Point Treatment plant from further wastewater spills

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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn issued a statement after Executive Dow Constantine on Thursday signed an emergency declaration and sought $65 million in funding to protect the West Point Wastewater Treatment plant from further power disruptions and ensuing bypasses of untreated wastewater.

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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn issued the following statement after Executive Dow Constantine on Thursday signed an emergency declaration and sought $65 million in funding to protect the West Point Wastewater Treatment plant from further power disruptions and ensuing bypasses of untreated wastewater. This action follows a massive spill of untreated wastewater into the Puget Sound on January 13.

Legislation sponsored by Dunn requiring an extensive report and recommendations to avoid further wastewater spills was approved by a Council committee on Wednesday.

I’m glad to see the Executive taking action to fix the issues at West Point Treatment Plant that have caused repeated spills into the Puget Sound. We should urgently address the problems that are damaging our region’s water quality, not just at West Point but across all the County’s wastewater treatment facilities. I’m eager to dig into the proposal and will continue to work to expand improvements system-wide.”

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