Community services and resources
In the Duwamish River, the seafood that spend their entire lives in the river (perch, sole, flounder, crab, mussels and clams) are unsafe to eat. They have high levels of toxic chemicals (such as PCBs) that you cannot see.
Toxic chemicals can harm unborn babies, infants and young children the most – impacting their memory, attention, motor skills and language development.
On July 2, 2015, new, improved noise guidelines for residents living in the unincorporated communities of King County went into effect. Read the full language of the King County Ordinance, Title 12 Public Peace Safety and Morals and find out who to contact for specific types of noises.
Public Health - Seattle & King County's school program reviews and approves new school sites and plans for public and private schools kindergarten through high school grade 12. Pre-opening inspections are completed to assure the school is built to the minimum standards required by Washington Administrative Code 246-366.
Public Health performs two inspections annually of all public and semi-public pools and spas in King County. Tests of pool water for free chlorine residual, pH, alkalinity and when necessary cyanuric acid are done at each inspection. A safety evaluation is performed on walking surfaces, access doors and fences, recirculation equipment, safety and emergency equipment.