Most high school students don’t realize the variety of jobs — from engineers and financial analysts to electricians — that are needed to keep our water clean. We recently hosted over 50 high school students at a Careers in Clean Water event to introduce the possibilities in this exciting and growing field.
Cross-posted from KC Employee News Virtual reality is not just for gamers! King County is using HoloLens technology to capture work processes, take advantage of institutional knowledge and enhance staff training using Mixed and Virtual Reality. In a pilot project with Microsoft and Taqtile, King County’s Departments of Information Technology and Natural Resources and Parks captured work processes…
A sense of mission and a small grant can go a long way. Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance’s rain water harvesting project in Kirkland earned a $15,000 grant through King County’s WaterWorks Program to protect Denny Creek, an important salmon-bearing stream.
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
If you’re a college student who shares our passion for clean water and healthy communities, we’re looking for you. We’re now hiring for paid summer internships in a number of different career areas. Apply online through Feb. 25.
As Seahawks coach Pete Carroll always says, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. Learn how two temporary employees used a short-term filing assignment as a stepping stone into rewarding full-time careers at WTD.
Infrastructure that protects regional water quality will now come with a lower price tag following a recent credit upgrade and a bond refinancing that will yield $35.8 million in savings over the next 32 years.
This fall, WTD earned an $894,970 grant from Puget Sound Energy for a pump replacement project at South Plant that will save enough electricity to power 212 homes a year. Read how our team of engineers, energy experts and plant operators collaborated with each other and with our PSE partners to make this project succeed.
Review our project plans to upgrade aging sewer infrastructure in Redmond, and share input on design at an online open house through Jan. 31.