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Update: Medina Beach Park re-opens to water access; tests show no health threat

Summary

Medina Beach Park re-opened to water access on Monday, Dec. 23, after multiple water-quality tests following a Dec. 20 wastewater overflow showed no public health threat.

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Public water access resumed at midday on Monday, Dec. 23 at Medina Beach Park following two consecutive days of water-quality tests indicated the water was safe after a brief wastewater overflow during a record rainstorm on Friday, Dec. 20.

Laboratory results from Lake Washington water sample tests taken at multiple locations around Medina Beach Park on both Dec. 21 and Dec. 22 were at levels below the state public health thresholds.
 
King County reported a sewer overflow at the Medina Pump Station from about 2:30 p.m. to about 6:30 p.m. on Friday Dec. 20 – during the height of the rainstorm that resulted in record rainfall across the county.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Marie Fiore, 206-263-0284 or marie.fiore@kingcounty.gov

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About the King County Wastewater Treatment Division
King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division protects public health and enhances the environment by collecting and treating wastewater while recycling valuable resources for the Puget Sound region. The division provides wastewater treatment services to 17 cities, 17 local sewer districts and more than 1.7 million residents across a 420-square-mile area in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties.