There are two upcoming events for Magnolia residents regarding the West Point Treatment Plant in Discovery Park.
On October 3 from 10a.m. to 1p.m. there is an open house at the treatment plant at 1400 Utah Street West where visitors will have a chance to learn where water goes when you brush and flush, see the technology that turns waste into resources, and explore Seattle’s history through archeology tours and Native American art. Burke Museum staff will lead guided walking tours of an archaeological site discovered during a construction project. Visitors are also invited to visit the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center to see the permanent art collection.
The treatment plant is an industrial facility, so tour participants must wear sensible closed-toed shoes. Tours last about two hours and children accompanied by an adult are welcome.
On October 15 from 6:30 to 8:30pm there is a community meeting on West Point Treatment Plant improvement projects. The meeting will be held at the Magnolia Commumity Center. The meeting will focus on planned projects to upgrade and replace aging equipment including a new disinfection system, upgrading and improving the solids screening process, Installation of new generators to produce electricity from waste gas, replacing office trailers to provide more functional work space, upgrading facilities and equipment to streamline operations and maintenance.
West Point Treatment Plant Manager Pam Elardo will give a presentation and be available to answer questions.