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Originally published in the Valley Daily News, April 26, 1992

By Jeff Bond
Valley Daily News

Black Diamond Public Works Director Keith Olson does a test in the town’s sewage lagoon after a break in a drainage line at the lagoon was repaired Sunday. About 700,000 gallons of sewage effluent spilled into the Rock Creek tributary of Lake Sawyer before the break could be repaired. The spill did not create a health hazard, said Larry Kirchner of the King County Department of Health. He suggests avoiding water skiing and similar activities in Lake Sawyer for the next few days and washing fish from the lake with clean water before eating them. — Valley Daily News April 28, 1992 (Photo by Garry Kissel)

BLACK DIAMOND — The city’s long-jinxed sewer system sprung a leak Friday afternoon, releasing tens of thousands of gallons of partially treated sewage into Rock Creek and Lake Sawyer. (more…)

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