Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station
October 6, 2022
Post-construction underwater diving inspection of the outfall pipe this Friday, Oct 7
As part of the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station project, King County Wastewater Treatment Division also completed the construction of a new outfall structure under the First Avenue South Bridge in 2020.
This Friday, October 7, crews will conduct a post-construction underwater inspection of the outfall pipe. King County contractor, Associated Underwater Services, will stage the work from the shoreline area. A vehicle with supporting equipment will likely be positioned nearby along S. River Street to document the condition of the outfall. Read the latest Project Update .
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.
Site 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 stations clean overflows locally on-site during heavy rain storms.
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.
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6185 4th Ave S, Seattle, 98108
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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.
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