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Broadneck Wastewater Reclamation Facility Earns National Award

All County Wastewater Facilities Achieve 100% Discharge Permit Compliance

Annapolis (April 10, 2006)- -The Anne Arundel County, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Utility Operations announced today that the Broadneck Wastewater Reclamation Facility has once again received national recognition for 100% compliance with its national pollutant discharge permits (NPDES). Known as the Platinum Peak Performance Award, Broadneck was recognized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) this week. The Platinum Award is reserved for those facilities nationwide that achieve 100% compliance with the NPDES permits for 5 consecutive years. Anne Arundel County is routinely among the nation’s top award winners.

"It gives us great pleasure to inform you that the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works’ Broadneck Water Reclamation Facility has earned a 2005 Platinum Peak Performance Award," said Ralph Charlton, Chair, NACWA Awards Committee. "Please accept our congratulations on receiving this prestigious Platinum Award-Broadneck Water Reclamation Facility is truly among an elite group of honorees."

In addition to Broadneck, the county’s 5 other eligible plants received Gold Peak Performance Awards which recognize 100% compliance with the NPDES permit for one calendar year. The Mayo facility, although not eligible for national recognition due to its size, also achieved 100% compliance with the NPDES permit.

The Department of Public Works is committed to providing environmentally sensitive wastewater treatment to promote and protect the water in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. For further information go to the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Utility Operations Website.


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