King County removed a critical sewage line project from its plans. Current system is too small for future development north of SE 8th St.
District hints a building moratorium may be required. The future of the Sammamish Town Center hangs in the balance.
Lake Sammamish threatened with sewage dump.
By Miki Mullor
The Sammamish Plateau Water District is out of capacity to move raw sewage to King County’s treatment plants.
King County removed a critical sewer line from its projects list that would serve central Sammamish that would transfer waste to a sewage treatment plant in north King County.
A full system and no new project mean development north of a line roughly along SE 8th St. to the border of the Northeast Sammamish Sewer and Water District is in jeopardy. The southern tip of the Northeast district is irregular but roughly follows a line along NE 16th St. and dips south to NE 8th St. in spots.
Future development of homes and the Sammamish Town Center could be blocked by the Sammamish Water District for lack of sewer capacity.
Water Commissioners Lloyd Warren and Mary Shustov hinted that a building moratorium may be necessary if the county doesn’t come up with a solution.
Homes and businesses development in the Northeast sewer district is unaffected by this looming crisis.Continue reading