Sewer district lifts emergency request
February 11, 2014
New: Feb. 11, 11:14 a.m.
Trossachs and Aldarra residents may go back to using water as usual. The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District has lifted its emergency request that those residents reduce water use.
A pump that helped lift sewage up to the level of the sewer main had broken Feb. 10.
The call for conserving water came from trying to manage the amount of sewage. If people use less water, then they will, in turn, likely generate less sewage, said Janet Sailer, of the water district.
The pump that failed is in the Trossachs lift station. Two other pumps feed into this pump, one of which comes from the Aldarra neighborhood – the other from the golf course – so officials were asking residents of those areas to conserve.
As of Feb. 11, repairs on the pump are progressing, and there is no longer a need for emergency conservation.
District officials note that the water supply was not in danger, since it operates differently from the sewer system.
The call for conserving water comes from trying to manage the amount of sewage. If people use less water, then they will, in turn, likely generate less sewage, Sailer said.