FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2012
Alicia Lawver, Community Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, (253) 591-5414
Dan Thompson, Wastewater Management, email@example.com, (253) 502-2191
City of Tacoma Public Works Wastewater Management was one of five utilities in the country that received a Platinum Excellence in Management recognition award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies at NACWA’s 2012 Summer Conference this month.
The Excellence in Management Recognition Program recognizes utilities that have implemented and sustained successful programs that address the range of management challenges faced by public clean water agencies.
“The City takes its commitment to clean water seriously,” said City Manager T.C. Broadnax. “Whether controlling costs, ensuring capacity and operations needs are met, or recycling our biosolids into TAGRO’s exceptional soil products, the City of Tacoma’s wastewater utility meets industry challenges with professionalism and ingenuity.”
To achieve Platinum recognition, Wastewater Management documented nine effective utility management attributes and six resource efficiency and protection activities. Areas evaluated included product quality, financial viability, energy efficiency, water quality protection, biosolids management and customer satisfaction.
“The City of Tacoma truly embodies the spirit of the Excellence in Management program. It is an honor and an inspiration to showcase the achievements and commitment of this utility and those of our nation,” said NACWA executive director Ken Kirk.
NACWA is committed to clean water and a healthy environment and strives to ensure that member agencies have the tools they need to meet these objectives. The organization represents the interests of more than 300 public agencies and organizations that have made the pursuit of scientifically based, technically sound and cost-effective laws and regulations their objective.
About City of Tacoma Wastewater Management
Wastewater Management, part of Public Works Environmental Services, operates two wastewater treatment plants, cleans billions of gallons of wastewater each year and maintains more than 700 miles of sewer pipe.