Through a sense of purpose and the dedication of countless volunteers, our WaterWorks grants are supporting the kind of environmental progress that makes our neighborhoods – and our region – an even better place to live.
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.
This fall, WTD earned an $894,970 grant from Puget Sound Energy for a pump replacement project at South Plant that will save enough electricity to power 212 homes a year. Read how our team of engineers, energy experts and plant operators collaborated with each other and with our PSE partners to make this project succeed.
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.
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?”…