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Sewer construction issues
King County's Wastewater Treatment Division is committed to public health and water quality by investing in dozens of vital sewer improvement projects each year. During construction, public involvement staff are available to respond to your concerns (please review list of projects, organized by geographic area, here).
Sewage spill response
Sewage spills are caused most often by clogged or broken pipes belonging to private owners. On rare occasions, problems in the local or county sewer system can result in sewage spills on private property.
For overflows occurring from local sewer lines, call your local sewer agency. The phone number for your local agency can be found in your sewer bill.
For overflows occurring in the regional system, (overflows from manholes that say "Metro" on the lid, or near King County pump stations), call the King County Wastewater Treatment Division at
206-263-3801 (in Seattle, Kenmore, Shoreline), or
206-684-2404 (all other areas)
For guidance in the event of a sewage spill in your home, refer to the sewage spill response page.
We make every effort to respond to odor complaints promptly.
General questions for Wastewater Treatment Division staff
You can send email to our general account at firstname.lastname@example.org
This e-mail account is monitored during business work hours, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. A response is provided within 2-3 business days.