Marlene Feist, City of Spokane Public Works & Utilities, (509) 625-6505
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8:45 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 Scott Simmons, the City’s Interim Public Works and 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 2015. 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:
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.