Celebrating 50 years of work to keep our waters clean

Crossposted from the Wastewater Treatment Division blog

In 1966 the Wastewater Treatment Division was created to protect our waters and our health every day. Here’s one story of our progress. – By Monica Van der Vieren

Raw sewage flowed from pipes at every street end. River waters in cities were so dead that fish would avoid swimming upstream. “Scum and toilet debris floated on the water,” said one person, shaking his head. “It stunk.”

That was the Puget Sound region 50 years ago.

Half a century later, WTD is celebrating all of the men and women who commit their careers, skills, talents, and creativity to the regional wastewater treatment system that has transformed our waterways.

Read the story and see (just some!) of the photos from the 50th Celebration last week on the WTD blog at the link below.

Read more at the Wastewater Treatment Division blog

50 years WTD