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.
Our Industrial Waste Program recently honored 76 facilities that support our local economy while protecting the natural resources that make our region such a great place to live, work and play.
Though the term “infrastructure” might spark images of concrete and steel, today’s engineers increasingly see nature as another viable building tool for shaping 21st century cities.
Commitment to environmental excellence and an outstanding record of permit compliance earned us top honors from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.
On September 27, 2016, WTD received recognition of the work that turns our future vision into reality.
Raw sewage flowed from pipes at every street end. River waters in cities were so dead that fish would avoid swimming upstream. “Scum and toilet debris floated on the water,” said one person, shaking his head. “It stunk. We weren’t supposed to swim, but we were kids, so we did anyway.” That’s not a nightmare…
Each year NACWA recognizes member agency facilities for their dedication in maintaining compliance of NPDES limits. All of our plants are receiving awards this year, but we’re especially excited to announce that our Vashon Plant has now moved up the ranks from Gold to Platinum. Platinum Awards recognize 100% compliance with permits over a consecutive five-year period.
We’re honored to once again recognize 65 local companies and industries that put people to work in family-wage jobs while doing their part to protect the natural resources that make this region such an amazing place to live.
King County helped garden enthusiasts turn their dirt around at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, giving away a total of five pickup trucks worth of free compost. Booth visitors learned exciting facts about wastewater treatment (for example, that they each contribute up to 66 pounds of biosolids per year to King County!), and got…
When we were designing the Brightwater Treatment Plant a decade ago, people specifically asked us to create a meaningful community gathering space focused on education and environmental stewardship. Through grant funding and innovative partnerships with schools and nonprofit organizations, we built the LEED Platinum Brightwater Center. Today, more than 7,000 students and community members participate…