Ready for the next rainy season? The work to shore up clean water systems begins now

Cross-posted from Clean Water Stories

It’s certainly not news that Western Washington is a wet place. That means a lot of water can flow into King County’s treatment plants on a daily, or even hourly basis.

Rain doesn’t belong in the sewer, but it gets in there through cracks in sewer pipes or from drains on building roofs and foundations that are connected to the sewer system. In some parts of Seattle, sewer and stormwater systems are combined. And while the Wastewater Treatment Division is dealing with the rainy season, they’re also planning and strategizing for the work to be done during the dry times. Read more.