Raw sewage pumps are the heart of our South Treatment Plant in Renton. But the plant doesn’t have just one heart — it has six. After 50 years of service, it was time to replace three of the pumps in an ‘operation’ that showcased teamwork and a drive to succeed.
Regional water quality has improved over the past 40 years, even as the population grew. A new study shows what we can do to keep our environment healthy for the next generation of residents.
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.
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.
A number of upgrades and improvements are already underway at the region’s largest 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…
In response to the County Council’s Independent Review report on West Point, we’re already taking a number of steps to plan for the future and make important improvements to our operations.
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.
The Fremont community joined King County to celebrate the new Fremont Siphon Facility, a solution to a century old problem.
When King County dedicates a new clean water facility, we invite people near and far to join us. On June 10, we celebrated the new Murray Wet Weather Facility in West Seattle.