Power outage causes sewage overflow at Richmond Beach

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Our News Partner The Seattle Times reports that the power outage in Shoreline shut down the pump station at Richmond Beach, sending wastewater into Puget Sound for nine minutes.

After that time, backup generators kicked into action to keep the pumps operating until power was restored to the area.

The Richmond Beach Pump Station is located at 2740 NW 198th St.

There were other electrical failures in Kirkland and Bellevue which sent wastewater into Lake Washington, one lasting 35 minutes until the backup generators took over.

"The county will notify health and regulatory agencies, sample water quality and post affected areas as closed to protect public health, according to the Wastewater Treatment Division."

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