Water Quality stories support the Water Quality Program's five Program activities. Some stories may fall under more than one category, and are listed accordingly.
Kittitas County Fairgrounds – Pollution Abated
At the Kittitas County Fairgrounds, animal wash stations were draining directly into nearby Wilson Creek. But thanks to good work by staff from the city of Ellensburg’s stormwater utility and the Kittitas County Fairgrounds, the problem has been solved.
(Clean-up water pollution; Provide excellent technical and financial assistance)
Math Classes for Treatment
This story relates how Ecology staff used their knowledge and training to provide classes to help wastewater treatment plant operators in these towns learn the mathematics concepts needed to pass higher-level wastewater treatment plant operator exams.
(Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution)
Protecting Watersheds in the Teanaway River
Teanaway residents and several groups collaborated to protect the unique Teanaway River valley and restore the river water to cooler, more fish-friendly temperatures.
(Clean-up water pollution)
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