City Recognizes Businesses for Excellent Wastewater Management

Marlene Feist, Utilities Communications Manager, (509) 625-6505

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:55 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 Division 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 2014. Businesses are required to have such permits either because they produce a large volume of wastewater or because they discharge pollutants that can disrupt wastewater treatment processes.

The outstanding organizations include:

  • Alsco-Steiner Corp./American Linen Division
  • Dash Connector Technology, Inc.
  • EZ Loader Boat Trailers, Inc.
  • Fairchild Air Force Base
  • Global Metal Technologies, LLC
  • Spokane Metal Finishing
  • Triumph Composite Systems

The City processes about 34 million gallons of wastewater daily. The City actively works with businesses to prevent harmful or damaging substances from being discharged into the sewer system, everything from restaurant grease that can clog pipes to used solvents.