Regional Wastewater Services Plan
For more than 40 years, King County has protected water quality in the Puget Sound region by providing wastewater treatment services to King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.
In the 1990s, flow estimates based on projected population growth estimates in King County's wastewater service area indicated that King County's regional wastewater treatment system would run out of capacity by 2010 (check out the tutorial). To ensure the continuation of high quality wastewater treatment services in the future, King County carried out an intensive planning effort, involving numerous elected officials, representatives from local sewer agencies, organizations and individuals from around the region. The Regional Wastewater Services Plan (RWSP) resulted from these efforts, which was adopted by the King County Council in November 1999 via Ordinance 13680.
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