King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an emergency declaration and the King County Council authorized up to $65 million to provide West Point with more reliable power. The team behind the West Point Treatment Plant Power Quality Improvement Project has been working diligently to identify an innovative, sustainable supplemental power solution.
In June, our utility won the Industry Appreciation Award from AACE International, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering. King County is the first public agency to win the award since its creation in 1972.
A nationwide shortage of sodium hypochlorite – a chlorine compound that's the primary disinfectant in our wastewater treatment process – triggered by a supply chain disruption, is impacting wastewater treatment operations throughout the Northwest.
King County gardeners will implement sustainable maintenance practices in meadow areas. Meadows will be grown longer, with less mowing. The meadows will take on a more lush look with benefits to wildlife and our goals for addressing climate change.