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Lessons from nature: How we create resources from wastewater

Loop

In this video, Dr. Darrell Rodgers of Seattle and King County Public Health explains how engineering technology mimics natural processes in wastewater treatment plants to produce Loop biosolides, biogas, and recycled water.

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Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station - making construction sustainable

King County

This video explains how KCWTD is building their Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station sustainably and in accordance to environmental regulations.

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Growth and Physiology of Horticultural Crops Irrigated with Municipal Reclaimed Water in King County, Washington

King County and University of Washington

University of Washington research study that determines the safety of vegetables irrigated with recycled water. The study examines the growth, physiology, and aesthetics of ornamental and vegetable plants grown with recycled water.

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West Point Treatment Process

King County

Infographic and text explain how wastewater is treated at West Point Treatment Plant in KCWTD.

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South Plant Treatment Process

King County

Infographic and text explain how wastewater is treated at South Treatment Plant in KCWTD.

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Sustainability in King County's Waste Water Treatment Divison

King County

This infographic details King County WTD's 2019 efforts relating to sustainability including their Loop Biosolids program. The resource provides data relating to their energy savings, recycled water distributed, and more.

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Recycled Water Research

KIng County

Graphics and short text detail why recycled water is beneficial for plants and soil, and explains the elements that cannot be treated out of recycled water.

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Why do combined sewer overflows happen?

King County

Graphics and text explain the history of King County's wastewater system related to combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and why CSOs pose a problem today.

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Fate of Personal Care Products and Pharmaceuticals and Growth Response for Reclaimed Water Irrigated Turf Grass

King County and University of Washington

Report details a University of Washington research comparison study to address concerns regarding turf growth response, salinity, and the fate and transport of personal care products and pharmaceuticals.

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Salish Sea Currents Magazine

University of Washington Puget Sound Institute

The Salish Sea Currents online magazine features stories focusing on the science of ecosystem recover. The stories are grouped into sponsored series based on timely issues of events in Puget Sound. The magazine is published by the University of Washington Puget Sound Institute.

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Puget Sound State of Knowledge Report

University of Washington Climate Impacts Group

State of Knowledge: Climate Change in Puget Sound is a comprehensive synthesis report summarizing relevant research on the likely effects of climate change on the lands, water, and people of the Puget Sound region. The report includes how climate change will affect the water cycle, sea level, water quality, the Built Environment, human health, and more in Puget Sound.

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Research to demonstrate the safety of reclaimed water for edible crops

King County and University of Washington

University of Washington research study that explains the food safety and nutrient value of food crops irrigation with recycled water.

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What is Loop?

Loop

Webpage explains how Loop Biosolids are made starting from wastewater from King County residents'. A video on the webpage sums up the information into a 1.5 minutes.

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King County Recycled Water Maps

King County

Maps display the location of recycled water treatment plants in King County and where customers can retrieve recycled water.

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Washington State Color Maps of Climate Data

Office of the Washington State Climatologist

Maps of recent temperature, precipitation, soil moisture, snow water equivalent, and potential evapotranspiration anomalies, seasonal forecasts, long term climate projections, and much more....

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