Platinum sustainability: Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station

James W. Fowler Co. (JWF) is proud to be a part of the award-winning Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station Project. According to the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, “The $250 million Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station (GWWTS) in King County, Washington, has received the Envision® Platinum designation for sustainable infrastructure, awarded by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). To reach Platinum status, a project must demonstrate that it delivers a range of environmental, social, and economic benefits to the host and affected communities. The Georgetown WWTS is the third Envision-recognized project in Washington State and the first to receive the Platinum award.” JWF will serve the project with the construction of a pipeline for conveying the treated effluent from the GWWTS to a new outfall in the Duwamish Waterway.

Constructed to control two existing sewer overflows, the project will have the capability to treat up to 70 million gallons of combined rain and wastewater a day. This treatment will prevent the direct discharge of polluted runoff and raw sewage into the Duwamish Waterway. It is projected the GWWTS will operate approximately 20 times per year allowing for cleaned stormwater to return to the river. The project will improve overall water quality and habitats for the Duwamish River, a traditional fishing ground for the Muckleshoot and Suquamish Indian Tribes.

JWF is proud to be a part of a project that will improve the quality of life of surrounding residents and the environment alike.