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The Wallingford site for the Ship Canal Water Quality Project.
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and King County’s Ship Canal Water Quality Project is a 2.7-mile, approximately 18'10"-diameter tunnel that will capture and temporarily hold more than 29 million gallons of stormwater mixed with some sewage during heavy rains. When the storm passes, flows will be sent to the King County West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Magnolia.
The Ship Canal Water Quality Project includes the following activities in Wallingford:
Elements of the Ship Canal Water Quality Project in Wallingford are currently in design and are expected to be complete in 2019. Construction is expected in 2020.
This project will keep over 62 million gallons of polluted water out of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Salmon Bay, and Lake Union each year. The project will limit CSOs to no more than one per outfall per year on average, in compliance with state and federal laws.