ESA directed the high-profile and award-winning four-year siting and environmental evaluation process for the new Brightwater wastewater treatment system. Our team attended the King County grand opening celebration on September 24th from 9am-4pm. Attendees were encouraged to check out the new Brightwater amenities including an education and community center, restored wildlife habitat and 70-acres of publicly accessible open space and trails.
Congratulations to King County and the entire ESA project team: Leslie Moulton, Molly Adolfson, Lloyd Skinner, Lisa Adolfson, Julie Bayer, Christie Beeman, Susan Bjork, Jorgen Blomberg, Aaron Booy, Rocko Brown, Benn Burke, Alex Cohen, Catherine Conolly, Sarah Hartung, Steven Krueger, Phil Luecking, Karmen Martin, Ikuno Masterson, Adam Merrill, Sara Noland, Scott Olmsted, Danielle Pierce, Aaron Raymond, Ann Root, Minta Schaefer, Jane Stubbs, Barry Tanaka, Teresa Vanderburg, Kelly Wade, Steven Winter, Marjorie Wolfe, and Elizabeth Zemke!
ESA conducted environmental screenings of more than 75 potential sites that was ultimately narrowed to two. We led a team of 50 scientists, engineers, and planners in the preparation of the state environmental impact statement (EIS) on the two “finalist” sites and associated conveyance routes and outfall locations. We responded to more than 5,000 comments on the 16-volume draft EIS, preparing a final EIS in a very compressed timeframe. We led the preparation of federal, state, and local permit applications.