At the King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) we protect 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
- 2016 WTD Sustainability Annual Report
- 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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