A large-scale renovation to King County's wastewater-treatment system is under way, and that means a handful of upgrades to Eastside facilities...

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A large-scale renovation to King County’s wastewater-treatment system is under way, and that means a handful of upgrades to Eastside facilities:



• The Bellevue Pump Station in west Bellevue will be upgraded to increase capacity. Design will be completed this year and construction is set for 2006.



• Carnation has contracted with King County to design, build and operate a new wastewater-treatment system. Design and permitting will begin this year.


• The Juanita Bay Pump Station north of Kirkland will be replaced to increase capacity. Construction begins this year and will run through 2007.



• Upgrades to the Sweyolocken Pump Station, next to Bellevue Way and the Mercer Slough Nature Park, will help handle increased flows. Construction is under way and is expected to run through the winter.


Aside from the monthly sewer rate, King County levies a capacity charge on new connections to the sewer system to help pay for upgrades and new facilities. The capacity charge for new connections, since Jan. 1, is $34.05 per month for 15 years for a single-family residence.



Mercer Island




Meeting scheduled on replacing trees

An informal public meeting is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6 to outline an upcoming tree-replacement project on Southeast 68th Street on Mercer Island. The meeting is being organized by the city, the Open Space Conservancy and Puget Sound Energy.




Twenty-one trees deemed likely to fall on power lines will be replaced with more than 100 new trees. Some trees will be left as snags for wildlife habitat and some logs will be left to decompose in Pioneer Park.


For more information, call 206-236-3544 or visit www.miparks.net



Seattle Times Eastside bureau