Anacortes Wastewater Treatment Plant was presented with an “Outstanding
Wastewater Treatment Plant” award by the Department of Ecology at 7:30
p.m. on July 6th in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Karen Burgess and
Laura Fricke of the Department of Ecology presented the award to Plant
Manager, John Franz.
The award is given to those who achieve 100
percent compliance with the regulations imposed by the discharge permit.
The permit places limits on the quantity and concentrations of
contaminants that treatment plants discharge.
This is the fifth time since it opened in February of 1992 that the
plant has not violated the permit regulations. Franz accepted the award
from the D.O.E. in 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2008 and 2009.