WTD celebrates Women in Trades 40th anniversary

The annual Washington Women in Trades (WWIT) Fair marked its 40th anniversary this year. The half-day event, held in May, showcased exhibits, demonstrations, contests, education and job opportunities for women interested in pursuing careers in the trades.   King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) representatives hosted an interactive exhibit and contest. Wastewater operators rallied attendees…

Poofighters rock on and take the stage at world’s biggest, most extreme, wastewater Ops Challenge at WEFTEC in Chicago

When asked why he became a wastewater operator, Darek Kenaston reveals, “The more I got into it, the more I was interested. It was a good fit. I’ve always been around the water. I grew up in Florida, two blocks from the beach. I love the water, and why not be part of protecting it?”…

Science, Clean Water and Local Rock Legends Take Center Stage at SoundGuardian Launch

Paying tribute to environmental science as well as the region’s legendary rock music scene, King County Executive Dow Constantine joined with members of the iconic band Soundgarden today to celebrate the official launch of the SoundGuardian, a new environmental research vessel that will support our water quality mission.

Poofighters: “The crowd was so loud, you’d have thought we were at a Seahawk’s game”

“The crowd was so loud, you’d have thought you were at a Seahawk’s game.” – Chad Clay, Poofighters Team Captain   You’re up against the best of the best in wastewater operations. The watching crowds are enthusiastic, engaged, and LOUD. The timer is ticking, your heart is pounding, and you and your team members need…