Industrial mechanics like Shane Hamilton take on the challenges of keeping the equipment at West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle in tip-top shape. Careers in the trades are highly valued in King County's Wastewater Treatment Division.
April 12, 2023
Pam Restovic is a trailblazer who has seen the field change and grow to become more a more welcoming workforce, and finds purpose in her work protecting public health and the environment.
February 15, 2023
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.”
December 12, 2022
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.
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.
December 2, 2021
In 2021, WTD’s partners at City of Bellevue Parks navigated the ongoing pandemic to create a big win for trail users and youth employment.
November 17, 2021
68 projects aimed at protecting and improving regional water quality will be launched in the new year, thanks to funding through King County’s WaterWorks Grant Program.
August 19, 2021
In June, our utility won the Industry Appreciation Award from AACE International, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering. King County is the first public agency to win the award since its creation in 1972.
August 3, 2021
When about half of our approximately 700 utility employees started working from home, they quickly adapt to this new hybrid way of working to assure our essential services to the public continued.
April 6, 2021
Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) STEM Exploration Day is an annual event organized by a non-profit organization, Young Women Empowered (Y-WE), based in Seattle, Washington.
December 23, 2020
CitySoil Farm at King County’s South Treatment Plant in Renton was able to donate 3,762 lbs. of fresh, culturally-relevant fruits and vegetables to the White Center Food Bank this year – even thought we had to cancel our in-person education…
December 22, 2020
Operators watch over large and complex industrial equipment and the flows going through them – from both on-the-ground and from computer monitoring systems. Our business is unconventional – and that works for a lot of our employees We get it.…