Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Project
King County's Brightwater project involved approximately 200 parcels for a third regional wastewater treatment system. We assisted in the siting of the new wastewater treatment facility serving North King and South Snohomish counties, working to identify potential properties, develop criteria to be applied to the lands inventory, and strategically plan for acquiring properties for the facilities, conveyance line, and outfall. Tunnel easement acquisition was greatly enhanced by this planning effort.
Our full service performance included developing materials for public meetings, writing procedures for acquisition, and performing all acquisition and relocation services for the project. We were also responsible for obtaining rights for the Brightwater conveyance system, which includes over 150 deep-tunnel subsurface easements, utility consent agreements, crossing agreements, and pump station and portal property acquisitions. Our team was able to achieve 80 percent completion (signed easements) within eight months of authorization to initiate negotiations for each of the four tunnel conveyance segments.
Winner of the 2005 International Right of Way (IRWA) Project of the Year Award for Chapter 4