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.
King County’s WaterWorks Grant Program is delivering on its mission! Read about Round 2 awards.
King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is facing the same workforce challenges that confront many clean water utilities across the United States. Hard working senior employees throughout our organization are retiring. We need to recruit new employees and help them onboard to a career protecting public health and our environment. The passage of the Clean Water Act in…
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.
Why would forty gardeners spend a Saturday learning about Watering Wisely when it won’t stop raining?
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…
King County stepped in at a crucial moment in a 12-year project to help salmon and people.