King County Wastewater Treatment Division takes public outreach seriously, but we like to have a little fun working with people- especially little people. We meet people where they’re at to tell them how our projects and services support their communities and their values.
On July 30, the Loop® Biosolids Program brought a Loop Truck to the City of Tukwila Safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair Touch-A-Truck held at Westfield Mall. Our biosolids hauling truck joined garbage trucks, fire trucks, school buses, bucket trucks, a Metro bus and many more. Kids lined up for over four hours to sit in the Loop truck cab and honk the horn. Kids learned that Loop trucks have 20 tires and can carry the same tonnage as 3 Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaurs! Parents and kids scooped samples of GroCo compost made with Loop and learned how the solids from the wastewater treatment process are recycled into a soil amendment.