Employee channels passion for clean water into career

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…

Wastewater education and outreach programs prepare region for climate change

“So many actions can help water quality in our streams, lakes, and rivers. That’s why the WaterWorks Program funds such a wide variety of projects,” Elizabeth Loudon, WaterWorks program manager, recently explained. “These projects also create multiple benefits. They bring communities together, restore and protect the environment, and help the region prepare for climate change.”…

Norovirus Outbreak in Oysters Unrelated to West Point Overflow

An outbreak of norovirus linked to consumption of raw oysters harvested in Puget Sound is not connected to temporarily reduced treatment capacity at King County’s West Point Treatment Plant.   The recent outbreak of norovirus resulting from consumption of raw oysters has received wide press because it results in outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness, and people…