City Recognizes Local Businesses for Excellent Wastewater Management

Marlene Feist, Public Works, (509) 625-6505

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 11:53 a.m.

The City of Spokane today is recognizing five 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 2020:

  • Baker Commodities
  • Darigold Inc.
  • Fairchild Air Force Base
  • Goodrich Corp.
  • Triumph Composite Systems

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. 

“Once again, we are able to recognize several organizations for their exceptional wastewater management,” said Scott Simmons, the City’s Public Works Division Director. “We continue to work to meet ever more-stringent water quality standards and efficiently operate our systems, and we appreciate the help we receive from such important customers.” 

The City processed about 30 million gallons of wastewater a day at its Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility in 2020.  The City actively works with businesses and other organizations to prevent harmful or damaging substances from being discharged into the sewer system.