The Changing Face of Capital Project Management

King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is facing the same workforce challenges that confront many clean water utilities across the United States.  Hard working senior employees throughout our organization are retiring. We need to recruit new employees and help them onboard to a career protecting public health and our environment. The passage of the Clean Water Act in…

You Have The Power (to Stay Up to Date, That is)

By using GPS technology to find underground pipes, King County can keep trails open and traffic moving as it works to keep our region’s sewer service safe and reliable. Like a high-tech divining rod, GPS lets our surveyors find pipes without disturbing the surface. You don’t need advanced technology to keep up to date on…

Pokémon, Don’t Go Here!

A few weeks ago, Nintendo awakened the ‘90s kid in all of us when it released its newest interactive mobile game, Pokémon Go. While it’s thrilling to see technology getting people outside and exercising, remember that you can’t always go where the Pokémon are. Within a few days of the game’s release, reports described people…

A Week of Community Service

King County WTD is like the numerous arms our most colorful representative, the giant Pacific octopus.  WTD provides a multitude of services to our communities. The week of  July 9 featured several service “arms”.   SWIZY sees the light of day again! After building two tunnels under the Lake Washington Ship Canal for the Fremont Siphon…