Sewer overflow spills into Port Ludlow Bay

Residents urged to stay out of the water

PORT LUDLOW — Residents are urged to stay out of the Port Ludlow Bay after some 50,000 to 70,000 gallons of a mixture of stormwater and wastewater spilled into it.

Olympic Water and Sewer discovered a bypass at the wastewater treatment plant in Port Ludlow at about 7 a.m. Tuesday. The plant was experiencing extremely high flows due to an excessive amount of rain in a short period of time, officials said.

Upon discovery, the flow was immediately diverted, which stopped the bypass.

Residents are advised to avoid contact with the water in Port Ludlow Bay pending any additional instructions, which may be issued by the Jefferson County Health Department.

For additional information, questions or comments, contact Olympic Water and Sewer at 360-437 -2101 or owsi@portludlow When more information is available, it will be posted online at

Olympic Water & Sewer Inc. (OWSI) is the water utility company which provides residential and commercial services within the Port Ludlow Master Planned Resort and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Port Ludlow Associates, LLC.

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