The Brightwater Education and Community Center provides a community space to educate and motivate the public to protect our water resources. The site features 110 acres of public open space with 3 miles of walking trails, an event center with rentable rooms, and an environmental education center.
The Brightwater center and natural area were created as a promise to neighbors that the wastewater treatment plant would become a community amenity. Three miles of public trails connect the Brightwater center to art, restored riparian habitat, and stormwater treatment landscapes.
Enjoy art at Brightwater
Artists participating in the Brightwater project created works of art that expose the working processes of the system and engage the public in inquiry and discovery.
Carnation Treatment Plant
The Carnation Treatment Plant, located in the City of Carnation, serves about 2,000 people in Carnation’s urban growth area, with capacity to serve up to 4,000 in 2030. The facility produces recycled water that is sent to the nearby Chinook Bend Natural Area for wetland enhancement.
Vashon Treatment Plant
The Vashon Treatment Plant, located on Vashon Island, cleans wastewater from homes and businesses within the Vashon Sewer District. The district contracted with King County in 1999 to take over operation of the Vashon Treatment Plant. King County constructed a new treatment plant (completed in 2006) next to the existing treatment plant.