Skip to main content
King County logo

Below are news releases about programs, projects, activities and operations of the King County Wastewater Treatment Division for the current and past years.

Note: news release links on this page will direct you to the news releases in the DNRP newsroom. View prior years' news releases.
News

View prior years' news releases.

King County WTD news media contacts

The contact information below is for use by reporters and editors – to schedule interviews and get information about the King County Wastewater Treatment Division for print and broadcast. We can get you in touch with WTD Director and other division managers. Our goal is to respond promptly to requests for information and interviews – to help meet news media deadlines.

 Annie Kolb-Nelson, WTD media relations
 206-477-5373 (office)

If Annie Kolb-Nelson is unavailable or if you have questions about other activities of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP), please use the contacts below:

DNRP newsroom

  • News releases
  • Media contacts
  • Reporters toolkit
  • Graphics and multimedia
Follow WTD via social media

Get updates from King County WTD

Get information, news, and alerts via email or text message from King County Wastewater Treatment Division.

Below are prior years' news releases about programs, projects, activities and operations of the King County Wastewater Treatment Division.

Note: news release links on this page will direct you to the news releases in the DNRP newsroom.
Note: news release links on this page will direct you to the news releases in the DNRP newsroom.
Note: news release links on this page will direct you to the news releases in the DNRP newsroom.
Note: news release links on this page will direct you to the news releases in the DNRP newsroom.
Note: news release links on this page will direct you to the news releases in the DNRP Newsroom.
  • Dec. 20, 2012 -- Verdict favors King County in Brightwater tunneling lawsuit
  • Dec. 20, 2012 -- Crews respond to manhole overflows in Bothell
  • Dec. 1, 2012 -- Heavy overnight rains lead to manhole overflow in Bothell
  • Nov. 27, 2012 -- King County's clean-water utility hosts gardening events, Nov. 29 & Dec. 15
  • Nov. 21, 2012 -- Save your pipes after the feast by taking used cooking oil to a recycling facility in King County
  • Nov. 20, 2012 -- Utility crews respond to Bothell manhole overflow
  • Nov. 19, 2012 -- Utility crews respond quickly to overflow in Seattle's Meadowbrook Park
  • Nov. 16, 2012 -- King County Executive seeks to formalize long-term pollution control plan
  • Nov. 15, 2012 -- Brightwater-to-Sound wastewater conveyance system begins full operation
  • Nov. 8, 2012 -- Celebrate sanitation on World Toilet Day
  • Nov. 8, 2012 -- Public meeting highlights details on Fremont sewer line replacement project
  • Oct. 30, 2012 -- Fall for family fun at Brightwater Center's education events
  • Oct. 18, 2012 -- King County hosts community meeting on Magnolia sewer improvement project, Oct. 20
  • Oct. 9, 2012 -- Brightwater earns 'Best Project' honors in regional engineering competition
  • Oct. 3, 2012 -- Learn about program to train workers for Lower Duwamish cleanup jobs, Oct. 10
  • Oct. 3, 2012 -- Neighbors' input, technical review guides Barton CSO project design updates
  • Sept. 26, 2012 -- Executive Constantine applauds unanimous vote to adopt long-term pollution control plan
  • Sept. 26, 2012 -- Brightwater open house features family fun, educational activities, Sept. 29
  • Sept. 25, 2012 -- Public invited to tour King County's North Beach Pump Station, Sept. 29
  • Sept. 18, 2012 -- Brightwater Center earns prestigious LEED Platinum certification
  • Aug. 21, 2012 -- More time to develop ideas for tapping thermal energy from wastewater lines
  • Aug. 20, 2012 -- Bond refinancing saves $10.8 million for sewer utility ratepayers
  • July 13, 2012 -- King County review of CSO control plan shows no significant environmental impact
  • July 12, 2012 -- King County seeks private sector partner to harness thermal energy in wastewater 
  • July 2, 2012 -- Sewer utility work requires temporary traffic revisions along 73rd Ave. N. E. in Kenmore
  • June 28, 2012 -- Sewer improvement work requires temporary closure of Railroad Avenue in Kirkland
  • June 26, 2012 -- Utility to save an estimated $10.2 million through bond refinancing
  • June 20, 2012 -- Curbside meetings take Barton CSO project info to West Seattle neighbors, June 23 & 24
  • June 18, 2012 -- Plan to control stormwater sewer overflows underscores King County's commitment to protect water quality
  • June 11, 2012 -- Council approves 2013 sewer rate that focuses on reducing expenditures
  • June 7, 2012 -- Public areas reopened following overflow at Barton Pump Station
  • June 7, 2012 -- Brightwater Education and Community Center recognized for excellence in civic design 
  • June 4, 2012 -- Employees respond to overflow at Barton Pump Station 
  • June 1, 2012 -- King County accepting applications for Lower Duwamish Green Grants through July 6
  • May 24, 2012 -- Community meeting on May 30 highlights West Seattle sewer improvement project
  • May 24, 2012 -- Pipe connection work requires temporary closure of a section of West Commodore Way
  • May 23, 2012 -- Employee-inspired efficiencies spark a new crop of King County ‘Energy Heroes’
  • May 8, 2012 -- Meeting to focus on sewer line replacement project in Fremont, May 15
  • May 8, 2012 -- Join a community discussion at North Beach CSO design workshop, May 12
  • May 4, 2012 -- Fun and learning at the Sammamish Watershed Festival, May 15-17
  • April 26, 2012 -- Executive lauds Pepsi and 76 other companies for preventing industrial pollution
  • April 20, 2012 -- Proposed sewer rate kept below projections with $1.9 million in new operating efficiencies
  • April 12, 2012 -- From landfill and treatment plant tours to hazardous waste disposal events, to tips for smart purchasing, King County can show you how 'It's Easy Being Green'
  • April 4, 2012 -- New technology makes North American debut on a Ballard tunneling project
  • March 26, 2012 -- King County maintains strong credit ratings ahead of bond sale for clean-water projects 
  • March 22, 2012 -- Green stormwater infrastructure sites identified for further study in West Seattle
  • March 13, 2012 -- Community events and family fun on tap for World Water Day celebration
  • March 9, 2012 -- Settlement spurs investment in clean-water equipment upgrades, environmental grants
  • Feb. 23, 2012 -- Employees' fast action protects treatment plant, water quality following diesel spill
  • Feb. 15, 2012 --King County honored by NACWA Environmental Achievement Awards
  • Feb. 8, 2012 -- King County launches Loop at the NW Flower & Garden Show
  • Feb. 1, 2012 -- Meeting provides green stormwater infrastructure project updates, Feb. 8  
  • Jan. 26, 2012 -- Section of Bellevue Way down to two lanes for sewer utility work, Jan. 27-29
  • Jan. 25, 2012 -- Brightwater project honored with state engineering achievement awards
  • Jan. 25, 2012 -- Infrastructure investments top 2012 priority list for clean-water utility
  • Jan. 13, 2012 -- King County hosts upcoming meetings on South Magnolia CSO project, Jan. 21 & Feb 15 
  • Jan. 13, 2012 -- Meeting offers updates on North Beach sewer improvement project, Jan. 25