To address critical project needs, King County submitted a case for an alternative method of project delivery called “progressive design build.” This contracting method brings designers and builders to the same table at the early stages of project development.
February 23, 2023
Drivers battle Seattle traffic and cross the state to deliver truckloads of biosolids to farm and forestry customers. King County's Wastewater Treatment Division is speeding up the drive time for biosolids delivery with a new truck facility in North Bend.
August 16, 2022
Kent Meridian students, teachers, and community members celebrated the completion of the rain garden June 2, 2022. Students have led the project from the beginning and were involved in all aspects of garden design.
August 11, 2022
All five of King County’s wastewater treatment plants received 2021 National Association of Clean Water Agency’s Peak Performance Awards, honoring multiple consecutive years of compliance with state and federal effluent permit limits.
August 1, 2022
The carved and painted cedar sculpture, originally constructed in 2012, has been a centerpiece at the site for the last decade. Now, Artist Andrea Wilbur-Sigo is continuing her work to restore the large-scale sculptural installation at her studio.
King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station (WWTS) earned the coveted “Platinum” designation from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision rating system.
May 27, 2022
Unless you use a septic system, the water you send down the drain travels to King County’s Carnation Treatment Plant where we process about 111,000 gallons of wastewater every day.
May 2, 2022
Not all types of waste can be filtered out during the treatment process, which is why our Industrial Waste Program is in charge of preventing pollution from entering the wastewater system in the first place.
We needed a way to bring in talented, new people and help them get certified as quickly as possible. So we started an Operator-in-Training (OIT) program to find and train our own operators.
January 25, 2022
City Soil Farm, located at King County Wastewater Treatment Division South Plant is a small farm that produces food for the community and demonstrates the benefits of turning wastewater into valuable resources like recycled water and Class A biosolids.
January 24, 2022
We have some of the largest wastewater treatment plants in the country. It takes a decade or more to build large wastewater projects, so it’s important we plan ahead. That’s where our planning staff and programs come in.