Marlene Feist, Utilities Communications Manager, 509.625.6505
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:07 a.m.
The City of Spokane today is recognizing businesses that have excelled in the management of wastewater generated as part of their processes.
“We want to recognize these businesses for being good stewards of the environment and helping the City operate its wastewater treatment system efficiently,” says Rick Romero, the City's Utilities Director. “We appreciate all the work that has been invested in these efforts.”
The recognized businesses achieved 100 percent compliance with requirements in their industrial wastewater discharge permits for 2013. Businesses are required to have such permits either because of they produce a large volume of wastewater or because they discharge pollutants that can disrupt wastewater treatment processes.
The outstanding organizations include:
Additionally, the City is recognizing Brenntag Pacific, Inc., and Spokane Metal Finishing for five years of total compliance with their wastewater discharge permits.
The City's Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility processes an average of about 34 million gallons of wastewater every day. The City actively works with businesses to prevent harmful or damaging substances from being discharged into the sanitary sewer system, everything from restaurant grease that can clog pipes to used solvents.