Heavy rains cause manhole overflow in Bothell

Persistent heavy rain on Thursday led to a manhole overflow on King County’s North Creek Interceptor, a sewer line in service since 1970.

  • Thursday, January 21, 2016 9:24pm
  • News

Persistent heavy rain on Thursday led to a manhole overflow on King County’s North Creek Interceptor, a sewer line in service since 1970.

The precipitation caused high water volumes in the pipeline, which carries wastewater from homes and businesses in the Bothell area to the Brightwater Plant for treatment. The overflow occurred near the intersection of 208th St. S.E. and 14th Drive S.E. in Bothell.

King County reported the overflow to health and regulatory agencies, and employees with the County’s environmental laboratory will sample and monitor water quality in North Creek over the next few days.

Construction is underway on a project that will upgrade the pipeline and add new capacity to support the growing community and increase system reliability.

King County’s North Creek Interceptor Project entails construction of approximately 10,000 feet of new sewer line. The project is scheduled for completion in September 2016.

Detailed information about the project is available online at www.kingcounty.gov/NCI.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@bothell-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.bothell-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in News

A King County Sheriff’s Office photo of the crawlspace in which Urbano Velazquez was hiding when a K-9 unit was used. Sound Publishing file photo
King County settles $2 million dog bite lawsuit

The county agreed to pay $100,000 after being sued after a 2016 K-9 unit arrest.

Contributed by the Society for Conservation Biology 
A map showing the locations where plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European settlers arrived.
Study: 65 plant species have gone extinct in U.S., Canada

More than 65 species of plants have gone extinct in the U.S.… Continue reading

Photo courtesy city of Kirkland
Dangerous intersection at Kirkland/Kenmore border to be converted to four-way stop

The signs will be in place this December, with re-striping expected for the spring

File photo
Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Washington releases new forest plan

It outlines ways the state will protect and maintain forest health.

Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis
Puget Sound artists adapt creativity, and business sense, to pandemic

Artists Sunday is an online directory that connects artists across the county, state and nation.

Chris Fagan trekking across Antarctica in 2014. Contributed by Chris Fagan
South Pole or Bust

The story of a North Bend couple who trekked across Antarctica.

Gavel (Courtesy photo)
Relative of Amazon employee used insider info to trade $1.4 million in stocks

The Bothell man pleaded guilty Nov. 5 for securities fraud

Jay Inslee (D), left, and Loren Culp (R). File photo
Gov. Inslee surges to big lead as he nears rare third term

Statewide office roundup: Schools chief Reykdal in close contest; Secretary of State Wyman fends off challenge.

Screenshot
Sex education bill Referendum 90 is passing

It will decide whether Senate Bill 5395 will be enacted into law.

Exterior building and signage view from 9th Avenue of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.
Voters approve $1.74 billion bond for Harborview Medical Center

King County voters are saying yes to upgrades at Harborview Medical Center.… Continue reading

Screenshot
All King County charter amendments are passing

Voters are approving an appointed sheriff along with other measures.

Map of 45th Legislative District.
Election Day results in for 45th Legislative District

Goodman and Springer lead in early results for 45th Legislative District