The Washington State Department of Ecology recently awarded the City of Pasco the prestigious "Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance" award for achieving stringent wastewater plant compliance standards.
The Department of Ecology evaluated wastewater treatment plants in Washington for compliance with the effluent limits, monitoring and reporting requirements, spill prevention planning, pretreatment, and overall operational demands of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Of approximately 300 wastewater treatment plants statewide, the City of Pasco is one of 108 that achieved full compliance with its NPDES permit in 2011.
Kelly Susewind, Water Quality Program Manager for the Department of Ecology, said "It takes diligent operators and a strong management team, working effectively together, to achieve this high level of compliance…Talented and proficient operators are critical to successful plant operations and protecting the health of Washington's waters. Your excellent record proves that dedicated operators run the Pasco Wastewater Treatment Plant and their combined efforts lead to outstanding compliance."
This award is the result of various upgrades and improved processes at the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant over the last few years.
The City of Pasco strives to continue improving the quality of community life in Pasco.