Lake Hills/NW Lake Sammamish Sewer Upgrade Project – Join us for the latest details at Open houses on 10/22 and 10/24 in Redmond

There’s a lot of construction work planned for the Redmond area in the next few years. One of these projects is King County’s Lake Hills/NW Lake Sammamish Sewer Upgrade. King County needs to upgrade a regional sewer pipe that is undersized and aging. This 4.5-mile-long sewer pipe is located underground in trails, roads, parks, and…

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 and the environment. The Georgetown WWTS project is under construction in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood and…

The Changing Face of Capital Project Management

King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is facing the same workforce challenges that confront many clean water utilities across the United States.  Hard working senior employees throughout our organization are retiring. We need to recruit new employees and help them onboard to a career protecting public health and our environment. The passage of the Clean Water Act in…

A Week of Community Service

King County WTD is like the numerous arms our most colorful representative, the giant Pacific octopus.  WTD provides a multitude of services to our communities. The week of  July 9 featured several service “arms”.   SWIZY sees the light of day again! After building two tunnels under the Lake Washington Ship Canal for the Fremont Siphon…

Science, Clean Water and Local Rock Legends Take Center Stage at SoundGuardian Launch

Paying tribute to environmental science as well as the region’s legendary rock music scene, King County Executive Dow Constantine joined with members of the iconic band Soundgarden today to celebrate the official launch of the SoundGuardian, a new environmental research vessel that will support our water quality mission.