As we move into the rainy season, our crews are on the job 24/7 to ensure the region’s wastewater treatment service is well-prepared for an emergency or stormy weather. To make sure we’re ready for what wet weather can bring, we have inspected and replaced equipment, updated control systems and increased training of treatment plant…
Anyone who’s ever started a new job knows there can be a lot to learn for the first few months – or even year. When you tackle the learning curve, you have to learn a lot of new faces and names, procedures, and most importantly, your responsibilities. “I wanted a new challenge” Mark Isaacson had…
Whenever clean water infrastructure is affected, WTD gets in front of environmental monitoring.
With 24/7 care, restoration of the complex microbes that clean our wastewater is on track.
Christine Merker’s 4th graders were concerned enough about how the Feb. 9 flooding incident would affect the Puget Sound ecosystem. They wrote us letters asking us to hear their concerns. We did.
An outbreak of norovirus linked to consumption of raw oysters harvested in Puget Sound is not connected to temporarily reduced treatment capacity at King County’s West Point Treatment Plant. The recent outbreak of norovirus resulting from consumption of raw oysters has received wide press because it results in outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness, and people…
Enjoy the spring at our beaches and on our waterways. Find out how you check beach and waterway status.
The power of imagery was on full display in a Seattle Times aerial photo showing a supposed sewage plume around West Point. But that plume wasn’t what it seemed.
Crews continue steps to restore equipment as scientists test the microorganisms that run the secondary treatment process.
Bringing back a complex biological process that cleans our wastewater is the next delicate step in recovery at West Point Treatment Plant.