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West Point Sewage Treatment Plant in Magnolia.

Problems at plant lead to more waste water in Puget Sound

After more rains inundating the West Point Sewage Treatment Plant, millions of gallons of raw sewage are flooding into Puget Sound.

King County officials said that the treatment plant is currently operating at 50 percent of its normal capacity since last week when there was an equipment failure. Due to heavy rains, plant technicians turned on partial emergency bypass pumps at about 3:30 a.m. in order to prevent the whole plant from flooding. 50 million gallons of water per day are currently flowing through bypass pumps.

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