Staff giving a tour of the Brightwater Treatment Plant

Get your own wastewater “gear”

Do you love to geek out on all things wastewater? Well, we do! Occasionally, we get requests for King County sewer “gear”. Here’s some of our favorite blasts from the past and present: Toilets aren’t Trash Cans! For those who love to help spread the word that the only thing people should flush is human…

stainless steel scrubbers

The case of the metal strands – teamwork leads to the source of treatment system damage

When wastewater comes into the Carnation Wastewater Treatment Plant, it first passes through a process that removes larger particles like trash and grit from the water. Next, the water flows through a process that involves tanks containing membranes. These membranes are fine filters (like spaghetti) that only allow water molecules to flow through. When staff…

Happy holidays start with proper disposal of fats, oils and grease

While retailers welcome Black Friday as one of their busiest shopping days of the year, many plumbers now refer to the day after Thanksgiving as “Brown Friday” for the uptick in business they get from feast-clogged pipes and sewer lines. When it comes to problems in home plumbing as well as our regional sewer system,…