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.
If you’re a college student who shares our passion for clean water and healthy communities, we’re looking for you. We’re now hiring for paid summer internships in a number of different career areas. Apply online through Feb. 25.
“So many actions can help water quality in our streams, lakes, and rivers. That’s why the WaterWorks Program funds such a wide variety of projects,” Elizabeth Loudon, WaterWorks program manager, recently explained. “These projects also create multiple benefits. They bring communities together, restore and protect the environment, and help the region prepare for climate change.”…
Few King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) employees imagined a career in clean water. Sure, Preston Beck was so sold on WTD’s mission that he got a degree in chemical engineering and came to work as a Project Control Engineer. Bob Isaac took a few left turns before following his father into a wastewater career…