Author
Jeff Lykken, P.E., and Kevin Goss, P.E., et al.
Date
February 29, 2012
Publication
Civil Engineering
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As it set out to address problems pertaining to a portion of its aging sewer system, the City of Mercer Island, Washington, faced a dilemma. Landowners opposed construction of a new system on their properties, while regulators raised concerns about plans to construct new pipelines in Lake Washington. To resolve this dilemma, the city relied on careful planning, extensive communication with property owners, and close coordination with regulatory agencies.