Sewer-maintenance work starts Tuesday at Lowman Beach

September 3, 2010 8:57 am
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Alert for people who live near, and/or use, Lowman Beach Park – King County has just announced that three weeks of sewer-maintenance work at Murray Pump Station – which is underneath the park – will start next Tuesday (NOT a week later, as previously announced). Read on for full text of the announcement:

Three-week project to pose temporary impacts to park users, neighbors

A sewer maintenance project that will help protect the inside of the
Murray Avenue Pump Station from the corrosive effects of untreated
wastewater is scheduled to begin Sept. 7.

Crews with King County’s clean-water utility will apply a protective
paint to recoat the concrete walls of the station’s wet well, which is
the structure that receives untreated wastewater. Work is dependent on
dry weather and it’s estimated the project will take about three weeks
to complete.

The pump station is located at 7015 Beach Drive SW in Seattle’s Lowman
Beach Park. King County scheduled the project to begin following the
Labor Day weekend and the start of a new school year for local students.

Project hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to
enable the public to enjoy fall evenings and weekends in the park. The
work area will be fenced off to protect public safety.

For the duration of the project, neighbors and park users should expect
temporary impacts including construction noise, dust, odor, and limited
parking on Beach Drive Southwest while crews are present.

People with questions or concerns can call the project hotline at
206-205-9196. Additional information about the project is also available
online at

During the rainy season, the Murray pump station pushes an average of
5.1 million gallons of wastewater through a 13,000-foot pipeline to the
63rd Avenue Pump Station near Alki. The wastewater is eventually treated
at the West Point Treatment Plant in Magnolia.

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