King County WTD is like the numerous arms our most colorful representative, the giant Pacific octopus. WTD provides a multitude of services to our communities. The week of July 9 featured several service “arms”.
SWIZY sees the light of day again!
After building two tunnels under the Lake Washington Ship Canal for the Fremont Siphon Replacement Project, King County’s contractor lifted the microtunnel boring machine, named SWIZY, from the exit shaft. This important moment adds to WTD’s successful record tunneling under the Ship Canal: in 2013, King County completed a tunnel for the Ballard Siphon Replacement Project.
Mercer Island Summer Celebration
Kids of all ages enjoyed our interactive display at the Mercer Island Summer Celebration, July 9 and 10. WTD’s Facilities Inspection staffed our rolling wastewater education center, the truck that is used to inspect over 400 miles of pipe. Visitors operated the sewer inspection robots, took a virtual tour of our pipes, and viewed our famous “rat in the sewer” video. People told their stories about clean water and played our sewer pipe “xylophone”.
Most importantly, they learned how to treat the wastewater system well. Learn more about the North Mercer Island/Enatai Sewer Upgrade Project.
King County’s Go Green Night – Movies@Marymoor
Before the July 13 showing of Jurassic World, WTD staff were on hand to talk about dinosaur doo and the many curious things that modern creatures put down the drain. WTD is designing an upgrade for the regional sewer system in Redmond.