Milestone: Sunland earns Dept. of Ecology award

The Sunland Water Reclamation Facility has received the 2013 “Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance” award.

Thanks to the abilities and dedication of Willy Burbank, Mike Cays, Pat Osborne and the rest of the crew, the wastewater treatment plant has attained this grade of 100 percent on the Department of Ecology report card.

The complex class “A” plant operates around the clock, 365 days a year.

According to Heather Bartlett, water quality program manager for the Washington State Department of Ecology, “It takes diligent operators and a strong management team, working effectively together, to achieve this high level of compliance. It is not easy to operate a wastewater treatment plant 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without violations.

“The Washington State Department of Ecology appreciates the extraordinary level of effort your plant operators demonstrated throughout 2013.”


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