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King County team quickly responds after a plumber’s error at a home along Lake Washington

Summary

A plumbing error at a home along Lake Washington caused a sewer overflow Friday. A team from King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division quickly responded to cap the homeowner’s side sewer.

Story

King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division quickly dispatched a team Friday when a plumber hired by a homeowner along Lake Washington opened the private side sewer connected to the county’s sewer system but could not close it.

The overflow started at about 11:30 a.m. Friday at a home in the 9600 block of Rainier Avenue South in Seattle.

The King County team quickly capped the homeowner’s side sewer and stopped the overflow. King County notified public health and regulatory agencies, will test water quality and will post signs in the area as a precaution to warn people to avoid contact with the water over the next several days.


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For more information, contact:

Marie Fiore, Wastewater Treatment Division, 206-263-0284