While it doesn’t smell like roses inside a wastewater treatment plant, we put lot of effort into making sure our plants are good neighbors. But when fugitive odors jump the fence line? We want to hear from you.
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.
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.
Review our project plans to upgrade aging sewer infrastructure in Redmond, and share input on design at an online open house through Jan. 31.
With the support of the RainWise program, a church in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood just celebrated a new rain garden installation that will keep over 70,000 gallons of stormwater out of the sewer system each year, and control overflows into local waters during storms.
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.
A drifting buoy in Puget Sound was quickly retrieved thanks to watchful community members.
King County hosts a special group of campers at CitySoil Farm. They learned how we protect people and the environment, and helped provide for families just like theirs.
Our Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station Project was selected to participate in a federal low-interest loan program that could save the sewer utility up to $34 million and create jobs in the nearby community.