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Update: King County to repair pipe leak at North Beach Pump Station


The King County Wastewater Treatment Division will initiate emergency work on Saturday, Feb. 8, to repair a force main leak at North Beach Pump Station. The pipe travels from the pump station through the privately owned Blue Ridge Park in north Seattle. The park and a small section of beach next to the park were temporarily closed after water quality sampling showed high levels of bacteria.


The King County Wastewater Treatment Division will begin emergency excavation and repair work on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the North Beach Pump Station, and the adjacent privately owned Blue Ridge Park to fix a leaking force main pipe. The pipe travels through the park. Blue Ridge Park and a small portion of the beach are closed to public access while the County completes repair work.

The County will continue testing water quality in the area after repairs have been made. All monitoring results are reported to Public Health – Seattle & King County, which recommended temporarily closing the beach due to high bacteria counts in recent samples.

The north Seattle-area beach is posted with signs, and the Washington Department of Ecology has been notified. The beach will remain closed until bacteria levels in water quality samples have returned to safe levels.

Norm Mah, 206-263-0195

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.