CLEARWATER – Clearwater’s East and Northwest Water Reclamation Facilities were selected to receive the Gold Peak Performance Award and the Marshall Street Water Reclamation Facility received the Silver Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, which recognizes public wastewater treatment facilities for their outstanding compliance records.
The gold award honors treatment plants that have achieved 100 percent compliance with their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for 2011, and the silver award is for facilities that have had five or less “exceedances” of their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit in 2011.
“I am proud of all the efforts taken by the staff at the East, Northeast and Marshall Street plants to ensure we attained this superior level of compliance,” said Tracy Mercer, Clearwater’s Public Utilities Director. “Wastewater treatment is vitally important to a city’s infrastructure and often goes unnoticed. This award is the result of dedicated service, superior knowledge and teamwork.”
The Wastewater Environmental Technologies Division of Public Utilities takes raw sewage and treats it to enhanced standards for use as reclaimed water. Reclaimed water reduces our needs to irrigate with highly valued drinking water and reduces the discharge of reclaimed water to our surface waters. Visit www.myclearwater.com.