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Beaches at Golden Gardens and Discovery Park reopen after water testing confirms safe conditions

Summary

Beaches at Golden Gardens and Discovery Park were reopened to the public on Saturday, May 1 after water quality testing showed safe results. The beaches were closed out of an abundance of caution on April 29 following a sewer overflow caused by a power loss after equipment malfunctioned. Consecutive days of testing confirmed that the water is safe.

Story

The beaches at Golden Gardens and Discovery Park were reopened to the public on Saturday, May 1 following consecutive days of water testing that confirmed safe conditions. The beaches were closed out of an abundance of caution on April 29 following a wastewater bypass at West Point Treatment Plant.

The treatment plant was brought back online within 25 minutes and has resumed operating at full function.

King County notified health and regulatory agencies, tested water quality and had posted signs at the beaches warning people to avoid contact with the water over the next several days as a precaution to protect public health.

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RELEVANT LINKS
West Point Treatment Plant

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Marie Fiore, King County Wastewater Treatment Division, 206-263-0284

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.