Safety closure for construction work at city wastewater treatment plant

 Heads up for users of the Ebey Waterfront Trail: The popular trail will be closed to the public from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 18, and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19. During that time, construction and mobilization of a large crane at the city’s wastewater treatment plant will make it unsafe for the public to be on the trail.

“We appreciate the public’s love for the trail and apologize for the inconvenience,” city spokesperson Connie Mennie said.

Work is starting on the City of Marysville 2020 Biosolids Removal and Reuse project. Over the next several months, about 15,100 dry tons of stored biosolids will be removed from the wastewater treatment plant’s aeration cells and lagoons. The biosolids will then be dredged, screened and dewatered on the biosolids processing pad at the south end of the lagoons.

The processed biosolids will be trucked to a Department of Ecology-approved Beneficial Use Facility for application on agricultural croplands (not for human consumption) in Eastern Washington. About 14 to 20 trucks per day will use 47th Avenue NE as the primary haul route for the duration of the project, which is expected to take until late November.

Contractor for this $8.4 million project is American Process Group, which successfully completed the previous biosolids removal and reuse project in 2016. 

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