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PRESS RELEASE: Four Treatment Plants Recognized by Ecology for Perfect Performance

Released August 6, 2015

Contact Jeremy Barclay , (360) 515-6661

DOC Communications

OLYMPIA — Four wastewater treatment plants at Washington State Department of Corrections facilities have received an Outstanding Performance Award from the state Department of Ecology for perfect performance in 2014.

The plants were among 127 wastewater treatment facilities statewide that received the award.

Each of the plants passed all environmental tests, analyzed all samples, turned in all state-required reports, and avoided permit violations during 2014, according to the Department of Ecology.

Ecology created the annual awards program as an incentive for compliance, because wastewater treatment plant operations are the first line of defense to protect public health and water quality.

The following DOC facilities were recognized:

  • Washington State Department of Corrections/Clallam Bay Corrections Wastewater Treatment Plant in Clallam County
  • Washington State Department of Corrections/Olympic Correctional Facility Wastewater Treatment Plant in Clallam County
  • Washington State Department of Corrections/McNeil Island Corrections Center Wastewater Treatment Plant in Pierce County
  • Washington State Department of Corrections/Cedar Creek Corrections Wastewater Treatment Plant in Thurston County

A complete list (by county) of all award winners for 2014 is on Ecology’s website.

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