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Update: Medina Park beach reopens after water testing confirms safe conditions

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Consecutive days of testing confirmed that the water along Medina Park beach is safe after it was closed out of abundance of caution Friday after heavy rains overwhelmed the nearby Medina Pump Station.

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UPDATE: Medina Park beach was reopened to the public Monday after water quality testing showed safe results. The beach, near Medina Pump Station, was closed out of an abundance of caution Friday following a stormwater and sewer overflow after heavy rains overwhelmed the system. 

King County reported an overflow at the Medina Pump Stations Friday as a result of heavy rainfall that exceeded the station’s capacity.

The overflow occurred from about 1 to 2:30 p.m.

King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division has notified health and regulatory agencies, will test water quality, and has posted signs at Medina Park Beach warning people to avoid contact with the water over the next several days as a precaution to protect public health.

The 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. 

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