Today, local industries are known for being a source of jobs, not pollution. That’s because our Industrial Waste Program inspectors work closely with local businesses to protect our water quality. The Georgetown Brewery is one example of how we work with facilities to make sure the wastewater they send to the sewers won’t cause problems.
Our CitySoil Farm is fostering community engagement as we help people learn about the value of our recycled products.
For new interns at WTD, touring the South Treatment Plant was a first behind the scenes look for many.
Through a sense of purpose and the dedication of countless volunteers, our WaterWorks grants are supporting the kind of environmental progress that makes our neighborhoods – and our region – an even better place to live.
Purified renewable natural gas produced at South Treatment Plant in Renton is now a clean diesel alternative for local commercial trucks. Each year, the volume of renewable natural gas produced at the South Treatment Plant is the energy equivalent of about 1.7 million gallons of diesel fuel.
Welcome to West Point this summer! If you’re curious about how water systems work, or if you’d like to learn about the things you can do every day to help protect water quality, sign up for a Saturday tour or drop-in for a visit on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
While it doesn’t smell like roses inside a wastewater treatment plant, we put lot of effort into making sure our plants are good neighbors. But when fugitive odors jump the fence line? We want to hear from you.
Most high school students don’t realize the variety of jobs — from engineers and financial analysts to electricians — that are needed to keep our water clean. We recently hosted over 50 high school students at a Careers in Clean Water event to introduce the possibilities in this exciting and growing field.
A sense of mission and a small grant can go a long way. Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance’s rain water harvesting project in Kirkland earned a $15,000 grant through King County’s WaterWorks Program to protect Denny Creek, an important salmon-bearing stream.
At a ceremonial groundbreaking on March 1, we joined the community to celebrate the start of construction on a $262 million project that will address an ongoing source of water pollution in the Duwamish River, and reflect neighborhood priorities around economic investment and sustainable design.