City of Clearwater's Wastewater Treatment Plants Receive Prestigious Awards
CLEARWATER - Each of Clearwater's three wastewater treatment facilities recently earned a Peak Performance Award, given by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA):
The program recognizes public wastewater treatment facilities for outstanding compliance records. Accomplishing Platinum and Silver status are stellar accomplishments due to the very large number of possible violations. Since wastewater treatment is a "behind-the-scenes task," it is not often recognized for successes. NACWA was proud to recognize Clearwater during the Association's 39th Annual Conference held July 15, 2009, in Milwaukee, Wis.
The Water Pollution Control Division of Public Utilities operates Clearwater's wastewater treatment plants. The plants take raw sewage and treat it to high standards for reuse as reclaimed water used for irrigation purposes. Excess high quality treated water is discharged into Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico when not used for irrigation. Use of reclaimed water reduces our need to irrigate with highly valued drinking water and discharge into Stevenson's Creek and Tampa Bay.
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