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Six wastewater treatment plants earn awards for NPDES compliance


July, 2017
G. Wilkins
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Washington State residents must be very proud of their city workers.

Six different wastewater treatment plants along the North Olympic Peninsula earned awards for outstanding performance last year from the state Department of Ecology.

The award is recognition for full compliance of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the NPDES permit program “addresses water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants to waters of the United States.”

Only 108 of 300 eligible facilities earned this award. Letters sent from Heather Bartlett of the Department of Ecology with the award admitted that full compliance is difficult. “It is not easy to operate a wastewater treatment plant 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without violations,” they said.

That makes the efforts of the Clallam Bay Sewage Treatment Plant, the Sequim Water Reclamation Facility, the Clallam Bay Correction Center Sewage Treatment Plant, the Forks Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Port Townsend Biosolids Program, and the Olympic City Peninsula wastewater treatment plant all the more commendable.

  1. https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/six-peninsula-wastewater-treatment-plants-net-state-award/
  2. https://www.epa.gov/npdes


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