Kitsap Public Health District has issued an advisory to avoid human and pet contact with Eagle Harbor waters off Bainbridge Island because of a sewage spill reported Thursday evening. Sewage flow to the beach was stopped around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Bainbridge Island Public Works, but the amount spilled into Eagle Harbor is unknown. The flow…More
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The Associated Press TACOMA — The man who operated the wastewater treatment plant in Mount Rainier National Park pleaded guilty today to violating the Clean Water Act in August 2011 when he let hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage run into the Nisqually River. Plant operator James Barber, 52, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge in U.S….More
The Associated Press EAST WENATCHEE – The state Department of Ecology is tracking two sewage spills into the Columbia River. The agency is working with East Wenatchee officials to determine the cause of a 500,000-gallon sewage spill into the river overnight Sunday. An operator at the city’s wastewater treatment plant discovered the spill Monday. The plant has since…More