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Seattle Emerges as Leader in Resilient Storm and Wastewater Infrastructure

Seattle Emerges as Leader in Resilient Storm and Wastewater Infrastructure

In the aftermath of the 7.2 Seattle Fault earthquake, there were concerns over the possibility of broken storm-water and wastewater pipes under the streets of Seattle, Washington. After dealing with…

Revisiting the Earthquake and The Damage It Caused

Revisiting the Earthquake and The Damage It Caused

The damage the 7.2-magnitude Seattle Fault earthquake caused to the Greater King County area ten years ago was immense. Although, the whole county was severely impacted, Seattleā€™s critical infrastructure was…

Earthquake Damage Gives Opportunity to Build Back Better

Earthquake Damage Gives Opportunity to Build Back Better

The 7.2 magnitude Seattle Earthquake happened 10 years ago this month. On the occasion of the anniversary, this edition focuses on the great strides made to rebuild the King County…

Stronger Through Cooperation and Inclusion

Stronger Through Cooperation and Inclusion

King County is now recognized as a world leader in recovery due to the emphasis the county had made towards communication and inclusion between all the agencies and entities that…

Post-Quake Environmental Considerations Revitalize Utilities

Post-Quake Environmental Considerations Revitalize Utilities

The damage to vital utility lines done by the quake seemed irrecoverable ten years ago. From fallen power lines to structural damage, utility destruction throughout King County prevented quick and…

Winning the Hearts and Minds of Our Communities

Winning the Hearts and Minds of Our Communities

After sustaining extensive and expensive damages to schools, hospitals, homes and emergency facilities from the M7.2 King County Fault earthquake, King County seizes the opportunity to create a healthier and…

Much Has Improved: Sewer Systems Changed Due to Quake

Much Has Improved: Sewer Systems Changed Due to Quake

The grand opening of the new King County Wastewater Treatment Plant (KCWTP) took place on July 25. The plant currently serves as a part of a regional system that treats…

What the Seattle Fault Earthquake Wrought

What the Seattle Fault Earthquake Wrought

Ten years ago today at 2pm a powerful M 7.2 earthquake struck along the Seattle fault, causing extensive damage to livelihoods and infrastructure. [4] The estimated loss from the earthquake…

Healthcare Landscape Changes for the Better

Healthcare Landscape Changes for the Better

Ten years after the earthquake the shook Seattle, the city has revolutionized its healthcare system. As a result of successful pre-event planning, healthcare access has expanded to neighborhoods and small…

New Life for Regional Museums

In the ten years after the 2015 Seattle Fault earthquake, many opportunities arose to reinvigorate or reinvent the arts and culture scene in King County as a result of regional…

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