The pumps that push wastewater through West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle are massive and old. In service since 1993, it was time for a tune-up. By tapping into the expertise of local repair shops, the project was fast tracked…
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Corliss has run the Vashon Treatment Plant for the last four years. Blink and you’d probably miss the driveway into Vashon Treatment Plant. Everything about this plant is pint-sized, a much scaled-down version of the massive clean water…
We’re making quick progress on a major Power Quality Improvement Project that will provide our operators with the uninterruptable, high-quality power they need to protect Puget Sound when utility power disruptions occur.
Rain doesn’t belong in the sewer, but it gets in through cracks in sewer pipes or from drains on building roofs and foundations connected to the sewer system. In some parts of Seattle, sewer and stormwater systems are combined.
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognized the program for “initiatives that have made a remarkable impact on environmental protection, the advancement of the water sector, and the betterment of their communities.”
Every two years, the program funds organizations to test out water quality improvement ideas. Nonprofits, tribes, schools and universities, towns, special purpose districts … good ideas come if from all kinds of organizations and partnerships are encouraged.
Soil is a critical piece of our natural systems and contributes to producing sufficient, safe, and more nourishing food for healthier plants, animals, and people. Soil also helps counteract biodiversity loss and climate change.
Each year, the WTD education team provides field trip programs that bring thousands of K-12 students to WTD facilities. Students come from school districts all over King County to participate in water-focused education programs.
This award, given by the Clean Tech Alliance, recognizes those who perform outstanding work to make the energy sector more equitable, support climate justice and diversity in the sector, and foster an inclusive ecosystem.
King County’s Industrial Waste Program recognized 59 local industrial facilities for their commitment to business practices that support the local economy while protecting regional water quality. Each year, the Industrial Waste Program, which operates as part of King County’s Wastewater…