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The National Park Service (NPS) announces the start of the Muir Woods Water and Wastewater Rehabilitation Project on September 18, with the construction of a new lift station in the lower part of Muir Woods National Monument (Muir Woods).
The project will ensure safe and reliable transport of water and wastewater to park facilities including restrooms, the visitor center, and park concession operations. Components of the current water and wastewater lines are showing signs of corrosion and structural deterioration and will be replaced.
The new infrastructure will meet all modern code requirements for fire protection flow demands and potable water quality. The project will provide stronger natural resource protections by relocating wastewater infrastructure out of the Redwood Creek corridor.
This project is one of several ongoing actions the NPS is taking to protect and support the recovery of salmon populations. "This begins a process to improve coho salmon populations in Redwood Creek, while ensuring a very special experience for visitors to Muir Woods National Monument," said park Chief of Communications, Charles Strickfaden.
As the NPS enters its second century, a family of projects, known as Redwood Renewal, begins this week to improve the visitor experience at Muir Woods and ensure the health of the Redwood Creek watershed into the future. In 2019, other projects will enhance salmon habitat and replace aging footbridges.