Saving SoundGuardian

Cross-posted from The Downstream Blog: On the night of Saturday, Nov. 10, a four-alarm fire started at a lumberyard right across from the King County Environmental Lab. The fire was the largest Seattle has seen since 2010 with flames shooting over 100 feet into the air, according to the Seattle Fire Department blog. In the…

We Put Ourselves in Tight Spots to Care for Our System

At 6’2”, Randy Westendorf fit right in as a linebacker for the University of Colorado football team. Imagine that same man, now a facilities inspector working for King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD), squeezed into a 48” wide manhole. That visual (seen above) caught the eye of a coworker, and became a feature in an…

Who are the ‘Poofighters’?

If you’ve been following along on our Instagram and Twitter, you’ll notice we’ve been talking a lot about the “Poofighters.” But who is this mysterious group? Despite what the name might suggest, the Poofighters are not a group of volunteers armed with plungers manning the stalls at The Clink on Seahawks’ game day (though that…