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Artworks highlight wastewater treatment, history, and the lifecycle of water throughout this sprawling site.

Buster Simpson. Bio Boulevard and Water Molecule (detail), 2011. Painted steel and concrete. Brightwater, Woodinville, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Jon Kamita

Science, art, design, and ecology come together at Brightwater, one of the largest wastewater treatment facilities in the world. Located north of Woodinville, WA, Brightwater comprises a park, a community gathering space, an exhibition hall, and a scientific learning laboratory in addition to the structures that house technical operations. Throughout the site, integrated and portable artworks highlight the science of wastewater treatment processes, illuminate the history of the place, and reveal the role of people in the lifecycle of water.

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