King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division will host a community meeting and open house to discuss its Fremont Siphon Replacement Project on Tuesday, May 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Fremont Public Library (731 North 35th Street). Project staff will be on hand to answer questions and share important updates about the proposal to replace a 100-year-old sewer line that carries wastewater from Fremont to Queen Anne.
The Fremont Siphon pipelines, which are located beneath the Lake Washington Ship Canal in a concrete tunnel west of the Fremont Bridge, are almost 100 years old and at the end of their service life. The project is now in early design, with construction expected to start around mid-2014. King County also operates the Ballard and Montlake Siphons, which also run beneath the Ship Canal and convey wastewater from North Seattle to the West Point Treatment Plant in Discovery Park.
For more information about the Fremont Siphon Replacement Project, click here.