On July 16, 2019 at approximately 5 pm, a number of tree
limbs fell onto power distribution lines that serve the City’s waste water
treatment plant. This disruption caused a loss and then a surge of power,
which caused approximately 87,000 gallons of waste water to discharge into the
harbor. The waste water had received primary treatment, however it hadn’t gone
through the secondary treatment or a chlorination process. The treatment plant
was back up and running within two hours once the failure was identified. The
City identified the cause of the failure condition and is working to prevent
future problems of this kind.
The Department of Ecology, the Department of Health, Clallam
Environmental Health, and Feiro Marine Life Center were notified and the City
has complied with all regulatory requirements for a spill of this nature.
Additional information will be provided when it becomes