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Jacobs, King County Wastewater Treatment Division Recognized for Beneficial Green Infrastructure

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DALLAS, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE: JEC) and King County Wastewater Treatment Division received the Envision Platinum designation for the new $250 million Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station (WWTS), underscoring its positive social, economic and environmental benefits for the community. The Jacobs-led consultant team worked alongside King County to develop a sustainable and resilient treatment station with conveyance and outfall structure to treat combined sewer overflows prior to discharge into the Lower Duwamish Waterway – keeping an estimated 95 percent of untreated overflows from entering local waterways.

Awarded by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), Georgetown WWTS is the first Platinum-awarded Envision project in Washington state. The ISI Envision rating system examines the impact of sustainable infrastructure holistically across five categories: quality of life, leadership, resource allocation, natural world and climate and resilience.