King County protects public health and the environment by collecting and treating wastewater while recycling valuable resources. We deliver with a focus on sustainability.
Together, the environmental, social, and economic sustainability practices of WTD support thriving, resilient neighborhoods and communities throughout the Puget Sound region.
What is sustainability?
Sustainability is defined as the long-term viability, health, and robustness of environmental, social, and economic systems. For WTD, this means:
- healthy natural environments
- equity, social justice, and vibrant communities
- cost-effective capital investments, operations, and maintenance
- resilience to future disruptions and climate adaptation
- 2019 WTD Sustainability Highlights
- King County Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP)
- King County Green Building Ordinance
- King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan
- King County Sustainable Purchasing
View King County’s demolition video to learn more about how we practice sustainability and environmental protection during construction!
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Blog: Clean water stories
Making projects sustainable, resilient, and equitable, September 15, 2021
Help us protect recovering landscapes, October 30, 2019
Green funding/awards (WaterWorks, Green Grants)
WaterWorks grants funding 69 community projects in 2020, December 30, 2019
Green Globe Awards announced for 2019, April 26, 2019
The community that farms together, stays together, August 3, 2018
They’re not your usual beachcombers, April 23, 2019
WTD awards, community efforts toward sustainability