City Recognizes Local Business for Excellent Management of Wastewater

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:09 a.m.

The City of Spokane today is recognizing four organizations that have excelled in the management of wastewater generated as part of their processes. 

The following organizations achieved 100 percent compliance with requirements in their industrial wastewater discharge permits for 2019:

  • Fairchild Air Force Base
  • Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC
  • Johanna Beverage Corporation
  • Goodrich Corporation

Businesses are required to have industrial wastewater permits either because they produce a large volume of wastewater or because they discharge pollutants that can disrupt wastewater treatment processes. 

“We are pleased to recognize these organizations for their diligent wastewater management,” said Scott Simmons, the City’s Public Works Division Director. “As the City works to achieve ever more-stringent water quality standards and efficiently operate our systems, we appreciate the help we receive from such important customers.” 

The City processes about 34 million gallons of wastewater daily.  The City actively works with businesses and other organizations to prevent harmful or damaging substances from being discharged into the sewer system.