DNR Beach Sewer Mitigation

CURRENT PROJECT STATUS UPDATE (August 27, 2021)

The project is currently on hold, waiting for the summer of 2022. 

Impacts: Due to lack of access to the beach from the uplands for construction equipment, a barge will be landed on the beach and utilized for the clean up. The Contractor will stage equipment from this barge and all materials to be removed will be placed onto the barge.  

SCOPE AND PURPOSE

The City needed to make improvements at the Sewage Pump Station CW-4. These improvements included relocation of the station and abandoning approximately 1000 feet of gravity sewer in the beach which is under the stewardship of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). DNR requires these abandoned mains to be removed. However, digging down 5 to 6 feet to remove these lines would be very disruptive to the beach. The City and DNR agreed on mitigation for allowing the City to abandon the mains in place.  This project will clean the beach of derelict wood piles, concrete rubble, and exposed previously abandoned piping from roughly High Avenue to the Warren Avenue Bridge.  

SCHEDULE

  • Design completed – March 2021
  • Permitting completed – July 2021
  • Contract award – March 2022
  • Clean up start – July 2022
  • Clean up complete – August 2022

FUNDING

Project is funded by the City Sewer Utility, total cost is estimated at  $250,000                             

RELATED DOCUMENTS

DNRBeachSewerMitigation_mapProject map.

DNRBeachSewerMitigation_01Large concrete rubble to be removed.

DNRBeachSewerMitigation_02Asbestos sewer pipe and CMP pipe to be removed.

DNRBeachSewerMitigation_03Abandoned manhole to be removed.