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The case of the metal strands – teamwork leads to the source of treatment system damage

When wastewater comes into the Carnation Wastewater Treatment Plant, it first passes through a process that removes larger particles like trash and grit from the water. Next, the water flows through a process that involves tanks containing membranes. These membranes are fine filters (like spaghetti) that only allow water molecules to flow through. When staff…

South Plant gets to the heart of energy efficiency

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.

Poofighters rock on and take the stage at world’s biggest, most extreme, wastewater Ops Challenge at WEFTEC in Chicago

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?”…

Sharing Our Know-How Across the Globe

Many developing Asian countries face unique challenges delivering quality wastewater services. In an effort to mentor these communities, a team of WTD employees participated in information sharing with a growing utility called URENCO in Dong Hoi, Vietnam. The collaboration was sponsored by the Asian Development Bank, which covered expenses for the trip. After visiting Vietnam,…