King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station (WWTS) has earned the coveted “Platinum” rating from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision rating system. This is the first Platinum-awarded Envision project in Washington and recognizes the County’s commitment to sustainable communities and the environment. The Georgetown WWTS project is under construction in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood and…
Cross-posted from KC Employee News In April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its first-ever loan from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) for $134.5 million to the King County Wastewater Treatment Division to help finance the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station. Organizations have to be invited to submit an application, and the deadline…
At a ceremonial groundbreaking on March 1, we joined the community to celebrate the start of construction on a $262 million project that will address an ongoing source of water pollution in the Duwamish River, and reflect neighborhood priorities around economic investment and sustainable design.
Preparing a site for a major construction project offered a great opportunity to find new uses for old building materials. Our Georgetown Wet Weather Facility project team show how King County is working toward a healthy future for our communities and our environment
Infrastructure that protects regional water quality will now come with a lower price tag following a recent credit upgrade and a bond refinancing that will yield $35.8 million in savings over the next 32 years.
Review our project plans to upgrade aging sewer infrastructure in Redmond, and share input on design at an online open house through Jan. 31.
Raw sewage pumps are the heart of our South Treatment Plant in Renton. But the plant doesn’t have just one heart — it has six. After 50 years of service, it was time to replace three of the pumps in an ‘operation’ that showcased teamwork and a drive to succeed.
Our Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station Project was selected to participate in a federal low-interest loan program that could save the sewer utility up to $34 million and create jobs in the nearby community.
(Video) At King County Wastewater Treatment Division, we work to reduce effects on the people we serve when we build essential infrastructure.
Campaigns to shop and eat locally are inspiring more of us to spend money closer to home. By supporting independent businesses, we create jobs for our neighbors, deepen community roots and strengthen our local economy. At WTD, we also embrace these values in the way we work with contractors to encourage local hiring and community…