Water Quality stories support the Water Quality Program's
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The New Klickitat Wastewater Treatment Plant
An account of a multifaceted approach of innovation and cooperation resulting in the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant to replace an ailing treatment plant.
(Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution; Clean-up water pollution; Provide excellent technical and financial assistance)
Some homeowners complained to Ecology that the city of Goldendale (City) had dug out a wetland on their property, leaving behind a pond that smelled of sewage. While the case seemed simple at first, the outcome went farther than “just” environmental protection. Ecology’s Central Regional Office’s subsequent enforcement and communication with the City helped bridge years of discontent between the City and Ecology.
(Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution; Prevent and reduce nonpoint pollution)
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