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Power outage causes overflow into Lake Washington from King County’s Kirkland pump station

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King County Wastewater Treatment Division’s Kirkland pump station experienced a power outage that caused a brief overflow into Lake Washington. The pump station’s power has been restored and is currently operating properly.

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King County reported a sewer overflow caused by a power outage at the Kirkland pump station on Thursday, Feb. 25.
 
Kirkland pump station is back on utility power supply and has resumed operating at full function.  

King County has notified health and regulatory agencies, will test water quality and has posted signs at Marina Park Public Beach, located at 25 Lakeshore Plaza Dr. in Kirkland warning people to avoid contact with the water over the next several days as a precaution to protect public health. 
 
Updates will be posted at in the DNRP Newsroom.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 
Marie Fiore, 206-263-0284 or mfiore@kingcounty.gov;
 
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 1.8 million residents across a 420-square-mile area in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties.