The Changing Face of Capital Project Management

King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is facing the same workforce challenges that confront many clean water utilities across the United States.  Hard working senior employees throughout our organization are retiring. We need to recruit new employees and help them onboard to a career protecting public health and our environment. The passage of the Clean Water Act in…

Who are the ‘Poofighters’?

If you’ve been following along on our Instagram and Twitter, you’ll notice we’ve been talking a lot about the “Poofighters.” But who is this mysterious group? Despite what the name might suggest, the Poofighters are not a group of volunteers armed with plungers manning the stalls at The Clink on Seahawks’ game day (though that…

The Smell of Summer

What smells remind you of summer? For some it’s hot dogs and hamburgers cooking on the grill, for others its fresh-cut grass, and for some it’s a combination of rotten eggs and sewage. Every summer we receive calls from residents who say our sewers stink. Let’s face it. Sewers can be smelly.  We all know…

GroCo Helps Your Garden Grow

Even Mary, who we hear is quite contrary, knows how to make her garden grow – with the nutrient-rich power of GroCo! But don’t take it from us; let a local gardener tell you how GroCo turned an average meal into a locally-sourced and sustainable farm-to-table dinner party. “My family has a new name for…

Getting in Tune with Recycled Water

On July 14, King County’s Recycled Water Program participated in a hands-on event for landscapers at the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals’ annual Field Day Event. The event provides the landscaping industry with opportunity to not only see products in person like at a regular trade show, but to actually operate many items being displayed.…