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Bainbridge seeks permits for sewer work

The city of Bainbridge Island has started the permit process to replace three failing sewer pipes along Eagle Harbor.

Bainbridge has been plagued by broken sewer lines and sewage spills along the north shore of the harbor, the most recent in January when 145,000 gallons of raw sewage escaped from a 40-year-old sewer main and into Eagle Harbor.

Most of the work for the new pipes will take place on the beach adjacent to Eagle Harbor, and trail work — including the construction of a boardwalk across wetlands and a stream in Hawley Cove Park — is also planned.

One of the existing sewer  connections at 11021 Wing Point Way will also be redirected away from the beach.

The city is seeking a shoreline conditional use permit for the project. Comments on environmental issues related to the project will be accepted by the city through Monday, April 28.

For more information, contact planner Sean Conrad at 206-780-3761.

 

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