Sewer outfalls overflow due to heavy rainfall in Everett


EVERETT, Wash. - Twelve of 13 combined sewer outfalls overflowed Friday morning into the Snohomish River and Port Gardner Bay in Everett, said city officials. 

Samples have been taken near the locations and results will be available Saturday. 

Officials urge residents and visitors to avoid contact with the water at the locations. For a list of locations and the current status, click here: 

Signs have been posted at the locations warning people to not swim or fish at the outfalls during rainstorms and for at least 24 hours following rainstorms.

Howarth Park and Pigeon Creek Beach remained closed after a storm on Aug. 29 when a sewer lift station overflowed near Pigeon Creek.

 Officials said later samples will be taken each day until water quality returns to normal levels.