The Washington State Department of Ecology, at the City Council meeting on November 5, presented the City of Pasco the prestigious “Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance” award for achieving stringent sewer 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. This achievement is important as all treatment plant discharge ends up in the Columbia River, which is shared by us all. This award is the result of various upgrades and improved processes at the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant over the last few years.
For more information, contact Public Works at (509) 543-5738.
The City of Pasco strives to continue improving the quality of community life in Pasco.