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Climate Change / SustainabilityCommunity EngagementCustomer service / Being a good neighborEducationInformation sharing / PartnershipsRainWise / Green Stormwater InfrastructureWet Weather Treatment
October 25, 2021

Celebrating RainWise pollution prevention milestones in the King County basin

As the days get shorter and we anticipate more rain in our forecast, we are celebrating a timely milestone—we just mailed our 1,000th RainWise rebate check in one of the eligible combined sewer overflow basins! Our utility strives to prevent…
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Asset Management / InfrastructureConstructionCustomer service / Being a good neighborOperations / Wastewater TreatmentTechnologyWet Weather Treatment
August 19, 2021

Charging ahead with reliable battery power for West Point Treatment Plant

West Point Treatment Plant The West Point Treatment Plant processes about 100 million gallons of wastewater each day, and up to 440 million gallons during heavy rains. While the plant’s operators are working hard to keep the treatment process flowing smoothly, a momentary lapse of power supply quality can bring vital equipment operations to a hard stop.   That’s why in February 2021, King County Executive…
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Asset Management / InfrastructureClimate Change / SustainabilityCustomer service / Being a good neighborEmergency responseOperations / Wastewater TreatmentWet Weather Treatment
February 26, 2021

UPDATED: We’re working to improve power supply quality at West Point Treatment Plant to continue our clean-water mission

Power disruptions during heavy rainfall An emergency order to fast-track power projects at West Point will help protect the treatment plant from power disruptions. One of the potential solutions to help buffer West Point power supply is modifying the on-site…
ConstructionEquity & Social Justice, Inclusion, AccessibilityOperations / Wastewater TreatmentProtecting Our WatersWet Weather Treatment
November 26, 2018

King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station celebrates Platinum Achievement Award for Sustainability

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…