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November 5, 2012

New $46M siphon will carry waste under the ship canal

By BENJAMIN MINNICK
Journal Construction Editor

Image courtesy of King County [enlarge]
The 100-year-old Fremont Siphon is one of three that runs under the ship canal.

North Seattleites may not know it, but when they flush their toilets their by-products start a journey inside a pipeline that includes a detour below the Lake Washington Ship Canal before ending up at the West Point Treatment Plant in Discovery Park.


 
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