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Wastewater Treatment

King County, Washington

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King Street Center
201 S. Jackson St., Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104-3855
Phone: 206-477-5371
Fax: 206-684-1741
Telecommunication device for the deaf (TTY): 711

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Wastewater education: additional resources

Wastewater field trip materials south plant tour
Class resources, programs, & curriculum
Recommended films & books
Other field trips
Interships, service learning, & technical training
How to help -- individual responsibility
Environmental education resources
Related environmental topics

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Wastewater field trip materials

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Classroom resources, programs, & curriculum

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Recommended films & books

Note: the following book titles are avalible from the King County Library System.

  • The Big Necessity: the Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why it Matters by Rose George, New York: Metropolitan Books, 2008.
  • Blue Covenant: the Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water by Maude Barlow, New York: New Press, 2008.
  • Everyone Poops by Gomi Taro Brooklyn, N.Y.: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 1993.
  • Frontline: Poisoned Waters (Documentary, 2009)
  • Invisible Allies: Microbes that Shape Our Lives by Jeanette Farrell, New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005.
  • Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure (Documentary, 2008)
  • Toilets of the World by Morna Gregory & Sian James, London: Merrell, 2006.
  • Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It by Robert Glennon, Washington, DC: Island Press, 2009.
  • Water: A Special Issue by National Geographic 2010.

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Other field trips & public tours

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Internships, service learning & technical training

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How to help -- individual responsibility

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Environmental education resources

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Related environmental topics

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Tips for conserving and protecting our water resources and sewer systems

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Water’s Worth It
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Liquid Assets - The Story of our Water Infrastructure
View an overview of the award-winning documentary Liquid Assets, The Story of Our Water Infrastructure, produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting. The $1 million dollar project is provocative and informing as it explores the deteriorating condition of U.S. water infrastructure.

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