Washington’s King County is starting construction of a new wastewater pump station in the city of Pacific.
The current pump station is more than 30 years old and at the end of its useful life.
The new pump station will be built on Frontage Road South next to Custom Iron Co. The pump station pumps wastewater from the cities of Algona and Pacific to King County's South Treatment Plant in Renton.
The old one does not have capacity to handle future flows or meet current design standards. It also lacks odor-control equipment and on-site backup power.
The new pump station will cost about $3.8 million.