Blog by Mirna Ali, a college intern working with the WaterWorks Grant Program. Mirna is a senior at the University of Washington, Tacoma majoring in environmental science. Fall salmon spawning season is under way as native sockeye, chinook, coho, pink and chum are coming home to King County’s rivers and streams. The Salmon SEEson website…
The RainWise program were big participants in August’s Neighbor Night Out celebration. RainWise staff and partners visited 14 different block parties hosted by current RainWise customers, and spread the word about the program to over 300 residents. This is the second year, the RainWise team participated in the Neighbor Night Out celebration and will certainly…
Check out this article about how King County Wastewater Treatment is working to recruit employees that represent our diverse and growing communities through our Operator in Training Program here.
Through WTD’s partnership with Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, we were able to foster the next generation of environmental leaders through a 6-week internship for high school students.
Today, local industries are known for being a source of jobs, not pollution. That’s because our Industrial Waste Program inspectors work closely with local businesses to protect our water quality. The Georgetown Brewery is one example of how we work with facilities to make sure the wastewater they send to the sewers won’t cause problems.
Our CitySoil Farm is fostering community engagement as we help people learn about the value of our recycled products.
For new interns at WTD, touring the South Treatment Plant was a first behind the scenes look for many.
Through a sense of purpose and the dedication of countless volunteers, our WaterWorks grants are supporting the kind of environmental progress that makes our neighborhoods – and our region – an even better place to live.
Welcome to West Point this summer! If you’re curious about how water systems work, or if you’d like to learn about the things you can do every day to help protect water quality, sign up for a Saturday tour or drop-in for a visit on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Most high school students don’t realize the variety of jobs — from engineers and financial analysts to electricians — that are needed to keep our water clean. We recently hosted over 50 high school students at a Careers in Clean Water event to introduce the possibilities in this exciting and growing field.