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.
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.
If you’re a college student who shares our passion for clean water and healthy communities, we’re looking for you. We’re now hiring for paid summer internships in a number of different career areas. Apply online through Feb. 25.
As Seahawks coach Pete Carroll always says, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. Learn how two temporary employees used a short-term filing assignment as a stepping stone into rewarding full-time careers at WTD.
Infrastructure that protects regional water quality will now come with a lower price tag following a recent credit upgrade and a bond refinancing that will yield $35.8 million in savings over the next 32 years.
When asked why he became a wastewater operator, Darek Kenaston reveals, “The more I got into it, the more I was interested. It was a good fit. I’ve always been around the water. I grew up in Florida, two blocks from the beach. I love the water, and why not be part of protecting it?”…
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.
Three King County employees learned the value of recycling resources in faraway communities where sustainable practices are a necessity.
Cross-posted from KC Employee News Meet Sonia-Lynn Abenojar, a Capital Project Manager with Wastewater Treatment Division, and the latest employee to feature in our “Diverse Careers” video series. “I’ve traveled to many places in the world where clean water systems don’t exist so being part of King County Wastewater Treatment Division has helped me develop…
Few King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) employees imagined a career in clean water. Sure, Preston Beck was so sold on WTD’s mission that he got a degree in chemical engineering and came to work as a Project Control Engineer. Bob Isaac took a few left turns before following his father into a wastewater career…