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Posted on: July 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Waste Water Discharge Press Release

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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 available.

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