Just in time for some record hot weather this week, the beaches at Howarth Park and Pigeon Creek have re-opened. Here’s the flooding update from the City of Everett…Samples taken at Howarth Park and Pigeon Creek indicate water quality has returned to normal background levels following the Aug. 29 storm that resulted in a sewer spill. Everett Public Works crews are reopening those beaches today.
Samples taken near combined sewer outfalls that overflowed into the Snohomish River and Port Gardner Bay after the Sept. 6 storm also indicate that the water quality has returned to normal background levels. Signs will be removed from Rotary Park and Langus Park this afternoon.
As of today, 36 basement flooding claims have been filed as a result of the two recent storms; 13 of those residences were flooded during both events. Public Works staff are making site visits and investigating the cause of flooding at all locations this week.
For more information on Everett’s combined sewer system, visit www.ci.everett.wa.us/default.aspx?ID=1639.