Raw sewage pumps are the heart of our South Treatment Plant in Renton. But the plant doesn’t have just one heart — it has six. After 50 years of service, it was time to replace three of the pumps in an ‘operation’ that showcased teamwork and a drive to succeed.
Regional water quality has improved over the past 40 years, even as the population grew. A new study shows what we can do to keep our environment healthy for the next generation of residents.
With the support of the RainWise program, a church in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood just celebrated a new rain garden installation that will keep over 70,000 gallons of stormwater out of the sewer system each year, and control overflows into local waters during storms.
As a clean water utility, confronting climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change is one of our top priorities. Recycling resources not only reduces our carbon footprint, it supports larger goals for vibrant, healthy communities.
King County has for decades used an endlessly renewable resource to support healthy soils and crops. Read about it and watch the video!
Campaigns to shop and eat locally are inspiring more of us to spend money closer to home. By supporting independent businesses, we create jobs for our neighbors, deepen community roots and strengthen our local economy. At WTD, we also embrace these values in the way we work with contractors to encourage local hiring and community…
A day of sharing connects water systems communicators and educators.
King County’s WaterWorks Grant Program is delivering on its mission! Read about Round 2 awards.
It’s just past Labor Day. The Harvest Moon will rise in a couple days. That means harvest time is over in Eastern Washington. Grain stalks that once glowed golden against blue skies have fallen. During harvest, giant combine harvesters crawl across fields, reaping, thrashing and winnowing as they travel. The grain that pours into a waiting…