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Record No: CB 119569    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119569
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 7/22/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125870
Title: AN ORDINANCE granting a utility easement of surface and subsurface rights to King County, through its Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Wastewater Treatment Division ("King County"), to maintain an underground overflow pipeline and channel for the King County-owned reservoir within Discovery Park, which serves the regional wastewater facility, to meet federal guidelines for a potable water supply separation in the event of an emergency shutdown and backup of the incoming water supply.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Utility Easement v2, 2. Att 2 - Ordinance 118477, 3. Att 1 - Utility Easement v1
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - Location of Easement Area, 3. Presentation, 4. Signed Ordinance 125870, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE granting a utility easement of surface and subsurface rights to King County, through its Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Wastewater Treatment Division ("King County"), to maintain an underground overflow pipeline and channel for the King County-owned reservoir within Discovery Park, which serves the regional wastewater facility, to meet federal guidelines for a potable water supply separation in the event of an emergency shutdown and backup of the incoming water supply.
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WHEREAS, King County owns and operates the West Point Treatment Plant wastewater facility, located west of and adjacent to Discovery Park at the toe of a bluff on a parcel owned by King County; and
WHEREAS, King County owns and maintains a water supply reservoir, which is located within an easement area, King County Recording No. 6165044; and
WHEREAS, the reservoir easement was granted by the U.S. Government, through the Department of the Army, to King County, known at that time as the "Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle," for 99 years from December 21, 1962, the date of easement signature for the operation and maintenance of the water supply for the treatment plant and several park facilities; and
WHEREAS, under Seattle Public Utilities and state guidelines, an aboveground air gap and adequate overflow drainage pipeline are required for potable water separation in the event that inflowing water is prevented from continuing to the West Point Treatment Plant due to emergency plant shutdown; and
WHEREAS, King County will upgrade the reservoir and ancillary components to accommodate the required air gap, reservoir operation, and future maintenance needs; and
WHEREAS, King County held a public information meeting on February 23, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, informing the public of the reasons for, design of, and placement of the ...

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