WaterWorks grants funding 69 community projects in 2020

King County’s WaterWorks Grant Program is fulfilling its mission to invest in clean water and community partnerships. The King County Council recently passed an ordinance to approve the funding, moving work forward on projects around the region that will include restoring damaged habitat, building green infrastructure and providing youth education and internship opportunities. Sixty nine…

Help us protect recovering landscapes

Some colorful new signs may catch your eye at former King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) construction sites. WTD’s Mitigation and Monitoring (M/M) Program is installing new signs to alert people and help them protect recovering landscapes. WTD’s project teams strive to reduce impacts to people and the environment as they design critical infrastructure projects.…

Young “Salmon Heroes” are out at salmon spawning locations

Blog by Mirna Ali, a college intern working with the WaterWorks Grant Program. Mirna is a senior at the University of Washington, Tacoma majoring in environmental science. Fall salmon spawning season is under way as native sockeye, chinook, coho, pink and chum are coming home to King County’s rivers and streams. The Salmon SEEson website…

Lake Hills/NW Lake Sammamish Sewer Upgrade Project – Join us for the latest details at Open houses on 10/22 and 10/24 in Redmond

There’s a lot of construction work planned for the Redmond area in the next few years. One of these projects is King County’s Lake Hills/NW Lake Sammamish Sewer Upgrade. King County needs to upgrade a regional sewer pipe that is undersized and aging. This 4.5-mile-long sewer pipe is located underground in trails, roads, parks, and…

RainWise is working to promote Green Stormwater Infrastructure!

The RainWise program were big participants in August’s Neighbor Night Out celebration. RainWise staff and partners visited 14 different block parties hosted by current RainWise customers, and spread the word about the program to over 300 residents. This is the second year, the RainWise team participated in the Neighbor Night Out celebration and will certainly…

WTD Resource Recovery hosts visitor from Down Under to share our Biosolids expertise

King County Wastewater Treatment Division recently welcomed a visit from our wastewater treatment counterparts Watercare who serve Auckland, New Zealand🇳🇿. Their resource recovery manager Rob Tinholt, visited us to learn about our biosolids program. They’re developing their own resource recovery program and wanted to tap our resource recovery expertise so that Auckland could benefit from…

Green Globe Awards announced for 2019

On Earth Day🌎, King County Executive Dow Constantine recognized 13 businesses, cities, organizations and people for the work they’re doing to protect and improve the local environment with the Green Globe Awards. The Green Globe Awards are the County’s highest honor for local environmental efforts. Congratulations to all those recognized!❤️ Among the recipients are three…