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Three times a charm for this 'Outstanding plant'

Fisherman Bay Sewer District is recognized for the third consecutive year as an “Outstanding Plant” by the Washington State Department of Ecology.

This award acknowledges a record of no water quality permit violations and complete and timely administrative submissions.

“It's nice that the department recognizes all the work entailed to get this award,” said Peggy Gordon, the district's clerk. “There are so many papers to file, it's really a lot of work to run a sewer system, even on

a small scale.”

About one third of the wastewater plants statewide receive this award in any given year.  The Lopez sewer district has made great strides since the late nineties when non-compliance was a frequent occurrence.

According to the district's Superintendent, informed use of the system by customers and efforts by the Board of Commissioners, past and present, the staff, and the district’s engineers, have resulted in a plant that consistently exceeds its water quality permit requirements and an organization that provides reliable and responsive service to its community.

“Receiving this award is a remarkable achievement and testament to the capabilities and dedication of treatment plant staff at Fisherman Bay Sewer District,” said Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, water quality section

management of the DOE.

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