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  • RWRD facilities take top honors for permit compliance

    Jun 15, 2022 | Read More News
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    The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has recognized two of Pima County’s wastewater treatment facilities for exceptional performance. 

    NACWA awards
     
    Green Valley Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) and Mt. Lemmon WRF both earned the Platinum Peak Performance Award, which honors facilities with a record of 100 percent compliance with permits for a consecutive period of five years. The awards will be presented at NACWA’s 2022 Utility Leadership Conference in Seattle, WA, in July. 
     
    Both facilities have long histories of 100 percent permit compliance, said Max DiSante, a program manager at the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD). The Green Valley facility has a record of full permit compliance for 18 years, while the Mt. Lemmon facility has been at full compliance for 14. 
     
    The employees whose work has been recognized include treatment plant manager Arturo Norzagaray, assistant operations manager David Bartos, Green Valley WRF supervisor Todd Mailloux, Mt. Lemmon WRF supervisor Shelli Toms, and operations and management technicians Kevin Bonin, David Carrillo, Marty Garrison, Nicholas Lopez and Mario Solano. 
     
    “These awards reflect our department’s ongoing commitment to excellence in the wastewater treatment process,” DiSante said. “We’re extremely proud of our dedicated staff for the hard work they do for the public every day of the year.” 
     
    RWRD operates seven treatment facilities in Pima County that process more than 62 million gallons per day of sanitary sewage.