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…
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.
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.
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.
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.