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November 21, 2012

County's pollution control plan includes $747M for CSO projects

  • An agreement with the EPA will commit the county to completing the projects by 2030.
  • By BENJAMIN MINNICK
    Journal Construction Editor

    Image courtesy of HDR [enlarge]
    The Murray CSO in West Seattle near Lowman Beach Park will bid next spring. HDR is designing the project, which should be done in 2016. This is the type of project that King County is planning to reduce combined sewer overflows.

    More than a decade ago, Congress told the Environmental Protection Agency to crack down on combined sewer overflows. The EPA began moving across the country to enforce its policies, finally arriving in 2007 in the Pacific Northwest to audit King County.


     
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