|Wenatchee wastewater treatment plant|
Manchester Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kitsap County has 23 years of outstanding performanceIn picking the winners, we evaluated all of the plants in Washington for compliance with meeting pollution limits, monitoring and reporting requirements, spill prevention planning, pretreatment, and overall operation.
The Manchester wastewater treatment plant has earned an Outstanding Performance Award every year since the program began in 1995.
|Cedar Creek receives its award from Ecology program|
manager Heather Bartlett
- Clallam Bay Corrections Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Forks Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Moses Lake Larson Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Cle Elum Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Community of Klickitat Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Okanogan Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Omak Wastewater Treatment Plant
A complete list of the award winners for 2017 listed by county is on our website.
Funding availableTreatment plants that did not make the list may apply for state funding to help communities upgrade their aging systems and improve functionality so the plants can operate successfully.
Ecology recently offered $96 million in grants and loans to 26 wastewater treatment facility projects. In addition, Ecology provides technical assistance to many small plants to help them operate successfully.
Want to help protect water and get paid? Maybe wastewater operator is the right job for you!Along with funding and awards, we oversee the certification program for wastewater operators.
“Washington’s growing population creates a greater need for wastewater treatment every day,” said Heather Bartlett, Ecology’s Water Quality Program Manager. “There are jobs to be had, and we encourage people to go into this field to help serve the public and protect the environment.”
Find out more about the state’s wastewater operator certification program at Ecology’s website.