UPDATE: Sewer break fouls Puget Sound off Beach Drive

(Photo from @quapet via Twitter)

3:10 PM: Thanks for the tip and photo. That signage went up at Cormorant Cove Park in the 3700 block of Beach Drive SW – and we just got this Seattle Public Utilities notification explaining why:

Today Seattle Public Utilities responded to a sewer overflow due to a broken side sewer located along Beach Dr near Cormorant Cove. As a result, beaches in the area will be closed to water activities, including Cormorant Cove as well as the beach access at Beach Dr. SW/63rd Ave SW in West Seattle.

Staff will sample the water and work with Public Health-Seattle & King County and Seattle Parks Department to determine when the area can be safely reopened. SPU will provide an update when we have more information. Seattle Public Utilities is working with the property owner to ensure a timely repair of the side sewer.

If you find flooding or sewer backups, please report them to the SPU 24/7 Operations Response Center at 206-386-1800.

5:56 PM: We went down to the shore to check the extent of the signage. It continues northward at Constellation Park, beyond 63rd/Beach:

8 Replies to "UPDATE: Sewer break fouls Puget Sound off Beach Drive"

  • Jim July 13, 2021 (3:21 pm)

    They charges all this money for sewer maintenance yet this happens constantly. Whether it’s a line breaking or overflow at the treatment plants.

    • WSB July 13, 2021 (5:55 pm)

      This is a SIDE sewer, which means it’s a private line on private property. That’s why “property owner” is referenced in the SPU notification.

      • Jon Wright July 13, 2021 (11:27 pm)

        Why let facts stand in the way of a good rant?

    • Rumbles July 14, 2021 (12:54 am)

      Jim,Come on now….. read the article.  

  • Jaz Gibbons July 14, 2021 (8:06 am)

    It’s going to be a long hot summer. Let’s take a break and regroup in October. 

  • AlkiFlyer July 15, 2021 (10:37 am)

    I live across from Cormorant Cove and have seen no repair work going on.  Any idea where this broken ‘side sewer’ is?

  • Bryan July 26, 2021 (4:24 pm)

    Then signs were removed today.

    • WSB July 26, 2021 (4:33 pm)

      Thanks, haven’t heard back from SPU but will try again.

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