Ridgefield Waste Treatment Plant Rated ‘Outstanding’

The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) has identified the City of Ridgefield Waste Water Treatment Plant for a “Waste Water Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance” award for operations during the 2011 calendar year.

Of approximately 300 waste water treatment plants statewide, the City of Ridgefield’s plant was among 108 that achieved full compliance with the discharge permits in 2011. This is the fifth time in eight years that the City of Ridgefield has received this award.

A May 23, 2012 letter from Kelly Susewind, Water Quality Program Manager, stated “It takes diligent operators and a strong management team, working effectively together, to achieve this high level of compliance. It’s not easy to operate a waste water treatment plant 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without violations.  Ecology appreciates the extraordinary level of effort your plant operators demonstrated throughout 2011. Talented and proficient operators are critical to successful plant operations and protecting the health of Washington’s water.  Your excellent record proves that dedicated operators run the City of Ridgefield Waste Water Treatment Plant and their combined efforts lead to outstanding compliance”.

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