As Seahawks coach Pete Carroll always says, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. Learn how two temporary employees used a short-term filing assignment as a stepping stone into rewarding full-time careers at WTD.
Infrastructure that protects regional water quality will now come with a lower price tag following a recent credit upgrade and a bond refinancing that will yield $35.8 million in savings over the next 32 years.
This fall, WTD earned an $894,970 grant from Puget Sound Energy for a pump replacement project at South Plant that will save enough electricity to power 212 homes a year. Read how our team of engineers, energy experts and plant operators collaborated with each other and with our PSE partners to make this project succeed.
Review our project plans to upgrade aging sewer infrastructure in Redmond, and share input on design at an online open house through Jan. 31.
Raw sewage pumps are the heart of our South Treatment Plant in Renton. But the plant doesn’t have just one heart — it has six. After 50 years of service, it was time to replace three of the pumps in an ‘operation’ that showcased teamwork and a drive to succeed.
Regional water quality has improved over the past 40 years, even as the population grew. A new study shows what we can do to keep our environment healthy for the next generation of residents.
Our business is unconventional – and that works for a lot of our employees We get it. Any of us who work here at King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) have been asked what we do for a living – and we’ve seen the smirks and heard the giggles when we explain we help run…
With the support of the RainWise program, a church in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood just celebrated a new rain garden installation that will keep over 70,000 gallons of stormwater out of the sewer system each year, and control overflows into local waters during storms.
As a clean water utility, confronting climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change is one of our top priorities. Recycling resources not only reduces our carbon footprint, it supports larger goals for vibrant, healthy communities.
When asked why he became a wastewater operator, Darek Kenaston reveals, “The more I got into it, the more I was interested. It was a good fit. I’ve always been around the water. I grew up in Florida, two blocks from the beach. I love the water, and why not be part of protecting it?”…
A drifting buoy in Puget Sound was quickly retrieved thanks to watchful community members.