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Water and Land Resources Division protects water and land resources by providing services that protect public health, safety, and provide significant environmental benefits.


King County Water and Land Resources Division protects King County’s water and lands so that residents can enjoy them safely today and for generations to come.


  1. Environment:  Minimize waste and emissions, maximize resource re-use and recovery, and protect and restore habitats, ecological functions and aquatic conditions.  Provide scientific research and monitoring to support sound science and policy to protect resources.

  2. People and communities: Protect and improve human health, safety, and wellness – minimize hazards (including toxic exposures and flood risk), maximize opportunities for community building and fitness, build internal capacity for excellence in service delivery.

  3. Fiscal responsibility and economic vitality:  Support King County’s economic development goals and ensure ratepayer value through effective, efficient and equitable program implementation.