PopUp Storywalk at Carkeek Park until August 5

King County Wastewater Treatment Division is partnering with PopUp Storywalk and Seattle Parks for a fun summer activity. Come walk the trails at Carkeek Park and enjoy a PopUp Storywalk!  Water Princess has been installed along the trails from July 19 – August 5 and you and your family can read the story, page by…

WTD celebrates Women in Trades 40th anniversary

The annual Washington Women in Trades (WWIT) Fair marked its 40th anniversary this year. The half-day event, held in May, showcased exhibits, demonstrations, contests, education and job opportunities for women interested in pursuing careers in the trades.   King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) representatives hosted an interactive exhibit and contest. Wastewater operators rallied attendees…

WTD Resource Recovery hosts visitor from Down Under to share our Biosolids expertise

King County Wastewater Treatment Division recently welcomed a visit from our wastewater treatment counterparts Watercare who serve Auckland, New Zealand🇳🇿. Their resource recovery manager Rob Tinholt, visited us to learn about our biosolids program. They’re developing their own resource recovery program and wanted to tap our resource recovery expertise so that Auckland could benefit from…

Green Globe Awards announced for 2019

On Earth Day🌎, King County Executive Dow Constantine recognized 13 businesses, cities, organizations and people for the work they’re doing to protect and improve the local environment with the Green Globe Awards. The Green Globe Awards are the County’s highest honor for local environmental efforts. Congratulations to all those recognized!❤️ Among the recipients are three…

They’re not your usual beachcombers

This Earth Day, a determined group of engineers, scientists, lab technicians, technical trainers, managers and more stormed the shore in Discovery Park picking up litter and debris. The staff at West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant take their stewardship of the park around the treatment facility seriously, and can often be seen toting trash off the…

Saving SoundGuardian

Cross-posted from The Downstream Blog: On the night of Saturday, Nov. 10, a four-alarm fire started at a lumberyard right across from the King County Environmental Lab. The fire was the largest Seattle has seen since 2010 with flames shooting over 100 feet into the air, according to the Seattle Fire Department blog. In the…

King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station celebrates Platinum Achievement Award for Sustainability

King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station (WWTS) has earned the coveted “Platinum” rating from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision rating system. This is the first Platinum-awarded Envision project in Washington and recognizes the County’s commitment to sustainable communities and the environment. The Georgetown WWTS project is under construction in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood and…