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.
Our Industrial Waste Program recently honored 76 facilities that support our local economy while protecting the natural resources that make our region such a great place to live, work and play.
King County has for decades used an endlessly renewable resource to support healthy soils and crops. Read about it and watch the video!
King County hosts a special group of campers at CitySoil Farm. They learned how we protect people and the environment, and helped provide for families just like theirs.
Our Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station Project was selected to participate in a federal low-interest loan program that could save the sewer utility up to $34 million and create jobs in the nearby community.
A number of upgrades and improvements are already underway at the region’s largest treatment plant.
Anyone who’s ever started a new job knows there can be a lot to learn for the first few months – or even year. When you tackle the learning curve, you have to learn a lot of new faces and names, procedures, and most importantly, your responsibilities. “I wanted a new challenge” Mark Isaacson had…
In response to the County Council’s Independent Review report on West Point, we’re already taking a number of steps to plan for the future and make important improvements to our operations.