FOLLOWUP: Contamination closure continues south of Alki Point

The signs are still up on the shoreline south of Alki Point, as the closure continues because of contamination from sewage pipes leaking at a nearby condo complex since last week. Seattle Public Utilities spokesperson Sabrina Register tells WSB today that “As a precaution, signs are still in place. Water samples will be taken as soon as the property owner makes repairs to its side sewer. SPU has been notified that the repair work is scheduled for tomorrow.” So you’ll want to continue staying off those shores – from Constellation Park to the SW Andover access point – at least one more day. The Seattle Aquarium beach-naturalist program also has canceled its planned Constellation Park visit tomorrow (but will still have a presence at Lincoln Park, 9:30 am-1 pm Wednesday).

16 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Contamination closure continues south of Alki Point"

  • Neighbor July 12, 2022 (8:35 pm)

    How can these repairs be delayed for so long?  This should be fixed immediately.  Like, moments after discovery. Not days later.  I hope the fines for the condo are ruinous.

    • Flo B July 13, 2022 (6:31 am)

      Neighbor. I’m with you!!! We must bankrupt ALL those tenants who are deliberately ruining the environment!! If you lived there I know you’d be the first to say you’re a HORRIBLE person and must be held personally accountable for causing this leak.

  • Dierdre July 12, 2022 (8:41 pm)

    Why are they allowed so much time before scheduled repairs?  That seems it should be  within a 24 hour or sooner emergency repair. The way I’m reading the article is that it’s still leaking and has been since last week.  I hope not.

  • flimflam July 12, 2022 (9:02 pm)

    Any word of compensation from the condo or any sort of consequence from this repeat issue?

  • Kyle July 12, 2022 (9:53 pm)

    Agree, are they still contaminating? Fix it now!

  • Furious mom July 12, 2022 (10:55 pm)

    This is horrible. I went there today with my two kids to see  the low tides.  I did not see any tape or noticeable sign that could stop us or prevent us from entering Constellation Park (wondering if there was one sign -who knows where-  for the whole area?) In fact, there were lot of families with kids enjoying the low tide.  We sometimes  did notice a nasty odor between the boulders and the Condo but thought it was because of sea animal or seaweeds getting decomposed.This should have been fixed right away. Exposing our community with health hazards and polluting the environment for days is a reprochable  and negligent action by the condo and the city of Seattle.  

  • Jay July 13, 2022 (11:47 am)

    They are taking their sweet time. There need to be fines expensive enough to force the HOA of that condo to order rush work. It should be like $20k+ per day fines for dumping. It’s absurd that they can dump sewage at the waterfront for NINE DAYS before repairs are started.

    • Flivver July 15, 2022 (4:38 pm)

      Agree Jay! We must bankrupt those rich condo owners! If this happened at your home you’d want to be fined heavily and publicly called out!

  • LGO July 15, 2022 (3:07 pm)

    This is getting super annoying. Is the beach going to be closed the ENTIRE summer because someone doesn’t want to pay for emergency repairs? Can one still call it an emergency after 2 weeks?

    • WSB July 15, 2022 (3:24 pm)

      I just verified with SPU that the signs remain up (separate followup to come).

      • LGO July 18, 2022 (5:30 am)

        Any update on said follow up? How can this still be leaking? 

        • WSB July 18, 2022 (12:43 pm)

          No new info yet.

  • Sickofpoopwater July 18, 2022 (1:06 pm)

    It may be time for the community to reach out to an attorney. 

  • sickofpoopwater July 19, 2022 (7:22 am)

    I just tried to email Lisa Herbold but my email was booted back.I’ll start reaching out to new stations as well for an update. We’re at 14 plus days without any update on if and when this is going to be addressed. Summer will be over before we know it. 

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