A survey of approximately 30,000 feet of sewer route in Toppenish, Washington was undertaken to determine whether adverse affects to any cultural resources would be caused by a proposed replacement of sewage line. Background research demonstrated the presence of two buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, five buildings on the Washington State Inventory of Historic Places, and one historic archaeological site within the project area.
Although there is no indication that any cultural resources will suffer adverse affects through the proposed rehabilitation of the Toppenish sewer system, the concerns of the Yakama Cultural Resources department were best addressed by providing for a cultural monitor during ground disturbing activities. No cultural resources were inventoried as a result of the subsequent archaeological monitoring.
Location: Yakima County, Washington