Banner with a photo of Lake WA and Mt Rainier and text that says construction in Mercer Island & Bellevue to start early 2022

Major construction in Mercer Island & Bellevue to start early next year

Our relationship to water is what makes this region special.  King County is a partner in this relationship. Regional wastewater treatment plays a key role in keeping our rivers, lakes, streams, and the Puget Sound clean for people and aquatic life. We manage a big regional wastewater system that needs regular inspection, maintenance, and upgrades…

Let WTD know your priorities for the Clean Water Plan

Online Clean Water Plan questionnaire closes Nov. 1 — tell us what you think  Since spring 2019, we have been talking with people about the Clean Water Plan and listening to their priorities for our rivers, lakes, and Puget Sound.   King County Wastewater Treatment Division has important water quality investment decisions to make. The decisions…

Sedimentation tanks

Finding hidden value at the bottom of a sedimentation tank

What’s the real cost? Have you ever been undecided when buying an appliance, trying to choose between a standard or select model? You probably wished you had some data to help you make an informed choice. Well, by studying costs and crunching the numbers, maintenance engineers at West Point determined that what looked like a…

Wastewater employees’ hard work saves ratepayers $32 million

Cross-posted from KC Employee News In April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its first-ever loan from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) for $134.5 million to the King County Wastewater Treatment Division to help finance the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station. Organizations have to be invited to submit an application, and the deadline…

Chief Operating Officer meets with treatment plant employees

Cross-posted from KC Employee News Casey Sixkiller, Chief Operating Officer for King County Executive Dow Constantine, has been out meeting employees and leaders at worksites across the county since joining Executive Constantine’s Senior Leadership Team in February to learn more about all of the County’s lines of business, and he recently met with employees at…

Public tours resume at the West Point Treatment Plant

Welcome to West Point this summer! If you’re curious about how water systems work, or if you’d like to learn about the things you can do every day to help protect water quality, sign up for a Saturday tour or drop-in for a visit on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 4 to 6:30 p.m.