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Crews respond swiftly to overflow at King County’s Richmond Beach Pump Station

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King County crews responded quickly to a wastewater spill caused by a power outage at the Richmond Beach Pump Station during the Feb. 4 storm.

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King County Wastewater Treatment workers responded quickly when a power outage during stormy conditions Feb. 4 storm caused a wastewater spill at the Richmond Beach Pump Station. 

About 19,400 gallons of wastewater spilled into Puget Sound from the pump station when the power outage occurred at about 9:02 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4. A King County wastewater operator responding to the outage was able to swiftly reset pump operations. 

King County reported the overflow to health and regulatory agencies and will initiate beach monitoring near the pump station, which is located at 2740 NW 198th St., just south of Point Wells.

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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.


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