As we move into the rainy season, our crews are on the job 24/7 to ensure the region’s wastewater treatment service is well-prepared for an emergency or stormy weather. To make sure we’re ready for what wet weather can bring, we have inspected and replaced equipment, updated control systems and increased training of treatment plant…
King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station (WWTS) has earned the coveted “Platinum” rating from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision rating system. This is the first Platinum-awarded Envision project in Washington and recognizes the County’s commitment to sustainable communities and the environment. The Georgetown WWTS project is under construction in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood and…
Cross-posted from KC Employee News In April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its first-ever loan from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) for $134.5 million to the King County Wastewater Treatment Division to help finance the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station. Organizations have to be invited to submit an application, and the deadline…
At a ceremonial groundbreaking on March 1, we joined the community to celebrate the start of construction on a $262 million project that will address an ongoing source of water pollution in the Duwamish River, and reflect neighborhood priorities around economic investment and sustainable design.
Preparing a site for a major construction project offered a great opportunity to find new uses for old building materials. Our Georgetown Wet Weather Facility project team show how King County is working toward a healthy future for our communities and our environment
Our Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station Project was selected to participate in a federal low-interest loan program that could save the sewer utility up to $34 million and create jobs in the nearby community.
Maple Elementary students learn about art and clean water, and help share the value of King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station project with their entire community.
The Fremont community joined King County to celebrate the new Fremont Siphon Facility, a solution to a century old problem.
When King County dedicates a new clean water facility, we invite people near and far to join us. On June 10, we celebrated the new Murray Wet Weather Facility in West Seattle.
(Video) At King County Wastewater Treatment Division, we work to reduce effects on the people we serve when we build essential infrastructure.