When local schools began closing in March 2020 due to COVID-19, our utility’s education team quickly adapted the normal in-person field trips to live, virtual programs that fit science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The annual Washington Women in Trades (WWIT) Fair marked its 40th anniversary this year. The half-day event, held in May, showcased exhibits, demonstrations, contests, education and job opportunities for women interested in pursuing careers in the trades. King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) representatives hosted an interactive exhibit and contest. Wastewater operators rallied attendees…
Purified renewable natural gas produced at South Treatment Plant in Renton is now a clean diesel alternative for local commercial trucks. Each year, the volume of renewable natural gas produced at the South Treatment Plant is the energy equivalent of about 1.7 million gallons of diesel fuel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spring means elementary school programs to inspire junior scientists and engineers who will build water systems of the future.