Wash. sewage plant sees more construction delays, cost overruns

05/21/2009 | SeattlePI.com

The completion of a $1.8 billion wastewater treatment plant in King County, Wash., has been pushed back six months to September 2011. The beleaguered project is also estimated to cost $70 million over previous cost estimates. The project encountered delays due to the deep-bore drilling of a 13-mile tunnel system designed to convey wastewater to the Brightwater plant, and then treated water to Puget Sound.

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