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King County agencies and partnerships

The King County/City of Seattle Brownfields Program provides assistance to qualified private businesses and landowners, nonprofit organizations and municipalities within King County to assess and clean up contaminated sites, or brownfields.

King County Environmental Laboratory provides quality field, laboratory, information technology services, and advisory services in support of King County and other publicly-sponsored programs that protect and enhance water quality.

King County Wastewater Treatment Division -- The Industrial Waste Program is a part of this division. Our mission is to protect public health and the environment by conveying and treating the region's wastewater. Since 1958 we have helped prevent water pollution and improve water quality while recycling natural resources. King County provides wastewater treatment to 17 cities, 16 sewer districts and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe in the central Puget Sound region. The system serves about 1.4 million people, including most urban areas of King County and parts of south Snohomish County and north Pierce County.

Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County is a regional program of local governments working together to protect public health and environmental quality by helping citizens, businesses and government reduce the threat posed by the use, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials.

King County local sewer agencies -- Links to sewer agencies in King County's wastewater service area; the King County Council's Regional Water Quality Committee and information about the Metropolitan Water Pollution Abatement Advisory Committee (MWPAAC).


The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) represents the interests of the country's wastewater treatment agencies. NACWA maintains a key role in the development of environmental legislation, and works closely with federal regulatory agencies in the implementation of environmental programs.

Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability NW (NBIS) NBIS is a unique organization designed to help businesses meet the sustainability challenge and prepare for success in the changing global marketplace. NBIS offers a multidisciplinary response that draws upon the technical assistance provided by government and non-profit organizations, the expertise and student talent from member academic institutions, and the collaborative resources of individuals and businesses charting the path to sustainability.

State and federal agencies

Washington State Department of Ecology -- State of Washington's principal environmental management agency.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the federal agency created in 1970 to permit coordinated and effective governmental action, for protection of the environment by the systematic abatement and control of pollution, through integration of research monitoring, standard setting, and enforcement activities.

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