Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 1:25 p.m.
The City of Spokane today is recognizing businesses that have excelled in the management of wastewater generated as part of their processes.
“These businesses are being good stewards of our environment and help the City operate its wastewater treatment system efficiently, which is critical as we work to achieve ever more-stringent water quality standards,” says Scott Simmons, the City’s Public Works 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 2017. 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.