Natural Resources and Parks
King County Wastewater Treatment Division recognized as Utility of the Future Today, wins awards for outstanding performance
King County Wastewater Treatment Division has received national recognition as a Utility of the Future Today. Several of the division’s treatment plants have also been honored by the Washington State Department of Ecology for outstanding performance and by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for complete and consistent National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit compliance.
King County reminds motorists to improve road safety during Secure Your Load Week, Oct. 19-25
King County Solid Waste Division encourages everyone to properly secure their loads to keep roadways safe, avoid fees and prevent litter as the annual Secure Your Load campaign takes place the week of Oct. 19-25.
Utility work to require intermittent lane closures on Cedar Grove Road for the next several days
A pipeline inspection and repair project will require intermittent lane closures on Cedar Grove Road SE between SE Lake Francis Road and the Maple Valley Highway starting Thursday, Oct. 15, through early next week. Drivers should expect delays or plan alternate routes.
King County ready for flood response during pandemic; Leaders urge preparedness for possible active flood season
Following an active and destructive 2019-2020 flood season, the King County Executive and King County Flood Control District Chair urge residents to prepare now for seasonal flooding, announcing October as Flood Awareness Month.
King County hosts online community meeting, virtual open house for Fall City Floodplain Restoration Project
King County is hosting a virtual open house and online community meeting for residents to learn about the Fall City Floodplain Restoration Project that will reconnect the floodplain and restore this historically productive area for salmon.
Siting advisory committee meeting on Oct. 14 kicks off new recycling and transfer station project in north King County
King County’s Solid Waste Division will host its first siting advisory committee meeting for the Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station Project via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Community members with an interest in the project are invited to attend and observe.
Relief funding on its way to help King County farms, farmers markets overcome COVID-19 losses
Help is on the way for King County farmers and farmers markets to overcome losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to comply with public health and safety operating requirements to prevent the spread of the virus. Relief funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act will also ensure continued access to fresh, local farm products by income-challenged residents of King County.
Annual flood protection work along White River begins Oct. 5 in Pacific
With flood season fast approaching, workers are preparing to reinstall the temporary flood barrier along the White River at Pacific Park to decrease the risk of flooding in nearby neighborhoods.