Nice to know they take security of Seattle's water seriously

This pipe is at the PUC plant near the Lake Youngs Resevoir.  The pond below with yellow algae spreading on the sufrace can be seen off the Soos Creek trail.  We get our water in Renton from The Soos Creek Water District but i am sure that  it does not come from this pond.  You can see these in Google Earth.

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Seth says
Another thing to ponder is why this pipe is headed almost due East.  The only thing of interest in that direction from Lake Youngs is Chester Morse Lake which is known to be the primary source of water for most of Seattle.  So might this be a primary water feed to Lake Youngs and not a distribution feed to houses?  

Seth says
M 2007-06-22 11:59:26 7711
Does the pipeline go through the fence ? If it does that's not much security!

Well actually it goes under the fence, under the road, out of the ground again and into the open on the other side of SE Lake Youngs Dr.  I walked up to it and taped it ... it is very solid ... and very big ... i'd say about 7' in diameter. 

There might be several explanations for why this is not considered a security risk:  (1) it doesn't carry anything and is just left behind as an artifact and the actual water coming from Lake Youngs is carried by other pipes,  (2) it is so thick as to be almost invulnerable, (3) there are so many other pipes in the network that loosing it would not be  critical, or (4) 9/11 is just a scare tactic used to justify foreign wars. 

Which explanation do you choose?

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