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Kirkland’s Marina Beach Park reopened after water testing confirms safe conditions

Summary

Kirkland’s Marina Beach Park was reopened to the public on Saturday, Feb. 27 after water quality testing showed safe results. The beach was closed out of an abundance of caution on Feb. 25 following a sewer overflow caused by a power outage. Consecutive days of testing confirmed that the water is safe.

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Marina Beach Park in Kirkland was reopened to the public on Saturday, Feb. 27 following consecutive days of testing that confirmed safe conditions. The beaches were closed out of an abundance of caution Feb. 25 following a sewer overflow caused by a power outage.

Kirkland pump station is back on utility power supply and has resumed operating at full function.

King County notified health and regulatory agencies, tested water quality and had posted signs at Kirkland Beach 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.