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Department of Public Works Earns Another Wastewater Operations Award

County Wastewater Facilities Earn National Recognition

Annapolis, MD (June 12, 2008) - Five Anne Arundel County Water Reclamation Facilities (WRF) have earned Platinum Peak Performance Awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). The honor is for wastewater treatment plants that are in 100 percent compliance with their National Pollutant Discharge elimination System (NDPDES) permit.

"This is an honor that we hold with great pride," said County Executive John R. Leopold. "We have outstanding staff that work hard everyday to meet and exceed the requirements for our permit. Anything short of their dedication would be harmful to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries."

Anne Arundel County received five Platinum Peak Performance Awards paying special tribute to agency facilities that have received Gold Awards for five or more consecutive years.

The following County facilities have earned 2007 Platinum Peak Performance status:

  • Patuxent Water Reclamation Facility for six years of 100% compliance
  • Annapolis Water Reclamation Facility for nine years of 100% compliance
  • Broadwater Water Reclamation Facility for 11 years of 100% compliance
  • Maryland City Water Reclamation Facility for 15 years of 100% compliance
  • Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility for 16 years of 100% compliance;

"The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works Utility Operations is an outstanding example of environmental efforts," said Ken Kirk, NACWA’s Executive Director said in a congratulatory letter to DPW Deputy Director for Utility Operations Michael Bonk.


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