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…
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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.
Bringing back a complex biological process that cleans our wastewater is the next delicate step in recovery at West Point Treatment Plant.
Crews at West Point Treatment Plant prioritize safety while restoring treatment plant operations.
When conversations in our region circle around to water quality, the trigger is usually bad news. Puget Sound’s resident orca whales had a tough year because they couldn’t find enough salmon to eat. Shellfish harvests and beaches close due to toxic algae in the water. Fingers point at polluted stormwater runoff, combined sewer overflows, leaking septic…
Snohomish County rescue teams and WTD employees train at King County’s Brightwater Treatment Plant.