Updates on LOTT construction projects
Washington Street Property Improvements
LOTT is preparing to demolish the building at 516 Washington Street NE. The existing structure will be leveled to the concrete slab. The site will then be fenced and paved, and stormwater treatment will be added. The site is 62,300 square feet and the structure to be demolished is 42,700 square feet. Currently the site provides parking for LOTT contractors and food bank volunteers. After project completion, the site will be used primarily for contractor staging for Budd Inlet Treatment Plant projects. Eventually, the site will be used for expansion of treatment processes associated with the treatment plant. As part of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) process, LOTT has completed an environmental evaluation and issued a Determination of Nonsignificance stating the project will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.
Disinfection System Upgrades
One of the next big projects at the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant is an upgrade of the ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection system. LOTT uses UV light in the final stage of wastewater treatment to disinfect the water prior to discharge into Budd Inlet. UV light works to render bacteria harmless. To ensure that wastewater treatment continues uninterrupted, this project will require setting up a temporary disinfection system while the new system is constructed.