North Creek sewage spill - pipe repaired, creek monitored

Monday, April 16, 2012

North Creek drains to the Sammamish River
which empties into Lake Washington
Map courtesy Snohomish County
Surface Water Management

According to reporting by our News Partner Leland Dart at My Everett News, Kate Reardon at the City of Everett, said that

Everett City Public Works crews finished repair work at about 7:07 a.m. Friday, April 13 on a 20-inch iron sewer pipe that broke this Thursday morning near the 11800 block of Silver Way and had spilled hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage into North Creek. 
Water quality samples have been taken, with results expected late today. The City is working with Snohomish and King counties, Bothell and Mill Creek to continue to sample the Creek water until it returns to normal urban creek conditions.
The pipe was only 30 years old and there was no indication of why it broke. The damage was more extensive than originally thought, and took longer to repair. Everett set up diversion points to capture the sewage from the stream after the break was discovered.

According to King County, North Creek originates in highly urbanized south Everett within the Everett Mall area and flows 12.6 miles southward through the City of Mill Creek before draining into the Sammamish River near Bothell.  The Sammamish River empties into Lake Washington at the north end, on the east side, directly across from Lake Forest Park.

There is no indication of how much sewage will reach or has reached Lake Washington.


Post a Comment

We encourage the thoughtful sharing of information and ideas. We expect comments to be civil and respectful, with no personal attacks or offensive language. We reserve the right to delete any comment.
Facebook: Shoreline Area News
Twitter: @ShorelineArea
Daily Email edition (don't forget to respond to the email)

  © Blogger template The Professional Template II by 2009

Back to TOP