Out of more than 300 wastewater treatment plants in Washington, Pierce County’s Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in University Place earned the distinction of the 2018 Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award.

“We are proud of all the staff involved in running the Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant,” said Toby Rickman, Pierce County Planning and Public Works deputy director. “They work around the clock to protect the health of Washington’s waters while providing the highest level of service to our ratepayers.”

The award comes from the Washington State Department of Ecology and honors exceptional wastewater treatment plants statewide. Plants are evaluated on permit compliance parameters including: water quality monitoring, reporting, spill prevention planning, pretreatment and operational effectiveness.

The University Place wastewater treatment place serves 294,000 people in 10 cities.

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