Cross-posted from The Downstream Blog: On the night of Saturday, Nov. 10, a four-alarm fire started at a lumberyard right across from the King County Environmental Lab. The fire was the largest Seattle has seen since 2010 with flames shooting over 100 feet into the air, according to the Seattle Fire Department blog. In the…
Anyone who’s ever started a new job knows there can be a lot to learn for the first few months – or even year. When you tackle the learning curve, you have to learn a lot of new faces and names, procedures, and most importantly, your responsibilities. “I wanted a new challenge” Mark Isaacson had…
Whenever clean water infrastructure is affected, WTD gets in front of environmental monitoring.
With 24/7 care, restoration of the complex microbes that clean our wastewater is on track.
Christine Merker’s 4th graders were concerned enough about how the Feb. 9 flooding incident would affect the Puget Sound ecosystem. They wrote us letters asking us to hear their concerns. We did.
An outbreak of norovirus linked to consumption of raw oysters harvested in Puget Sound is not connected to temporarily reduced treatment capacity at King County’s West Point Treatment Plant. The recent outbreak of norovirus resulting from consumption of raw oysters has received wide press because it results in outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness, and people…
Enjoy the spring at our beaches and on our waterways. Find out how you check beach and waterway status.
King County’s commitment to water quality doesn’t end when weather moves in and wind kicks up the waters of Puget Sound.
The power of imagery was on full display in a Seattle Times aerial photo showing a supposed sewage plume around West Point. But that plume wasn’t what it seemed.
Crews continue steps to restore equipment as scientists test the microorganisms that run the secondary treatment process.