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Project update

September 2, 2021 

Nighttime construction planned to begin Friday, September 10th

map of night time work on 4th Ave S next to the treatment station siteWork will take place on 4th Ave S between S Michigan St and S Front St

Starting as early as Friday, September 10, 2021 crews will be working on 4th Avenue South near the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station site from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Monday through Friday . A noise variance permit and traffic control plan during this timeframe have been approved.

Nightwork will restore areas in the roadway impacted by construction and will support continued completion of the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station project. Crews are constructing a new facility that will clean excess sewage and stormwater during heavy rains. This project will reduce untreated wastewater entering the Duwamish River by about 95 percent.

If you live or work near the treatment station site, you may have recently received a newsletter from us which shares an update on our progress and highlights how the community helped create the treatment station. Check out our summer 2021 newsletter .

Take a look at our virtual construction progress on the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station!

Mire nuestro video de recorrido virtual para enterarse de lo que hemos logrado en los sitios de desagüe, transporte y la estación de tratamiento.

King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station celebrates Platinum Achievement Award for Sustainability

King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station earned the coveted “Platinum” rating from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision rating system. This is the first Platinum-awarded Envision project in Washington and recognizes the County’s commitment to sustainable communities and the environment. View news release.

Project description

Rendering of Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment SystemSite of future Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station at the corner of 4th Avenue South and South Michigan Street. (View other wet weather treatment facilities.)

The Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station Project includes the construction of a combined sewer overflow (CSO) wet weather treatment station between the Brandon Street and South Michigan Street Regulator Stations, related pipes and a new outfall structure to release the treated water into the Duwamish River. When constructed, the station can treat up to 70 million gallons of combined rain and wastewater a day that would otherwise have discharged directly to the Duwamish without treatment during storm events.

This project will help clean up the Duwamish River by treating stormwater runoff and sewage during heavy rains. Right now, heavy rains can fill up our sewer pipes, sending polluted runoff and sewage through a pipe into the river. King County began on-site work in April 2017 and expects to finish construction in 2022.

Wet Weather Treatment StationWet weather treatment stations clean overflows locally on-site during heavy rain storms.

Schedule

Through a competitive process, King County awarded the construction contracts to three separate contractors.

In spring 2018, King County’s contractor Flatiron West, Inc. started treatment station construction. In the summer of 2018, Pacific Pile and Marine began the construction on the new outfall structure and in the fall of 2018, JW Fowler Company also began preparation work to construct the conveyance pipeline which will connect the treatment station to the outfall.

project timeline

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Contact us

Construction hotline:
206-205-9286
 

Contact Bibiana Ocheke-Ameh at:

 bibiana.ocheke-ameh
@kingcounty.gov

 206-477-5604
 Feedback form

Facility Address:
6185 4th Ave S, Seattle, 98108

If you’d like to receive email or text updates on the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station:

King County partnered with Nature Consortium and Seattle Public Schools to teach 5th graders at Maple Elementary about water conservation and create art for the construction fence. View more project videos in the Library.