Water Quality stories support the Water Quality Program's Program activities. Some stories may fall under more than one category, and are listed accordingly.
Newport Wastewater Treatment Plant:
The city of Newport Wastewater Treatment Plant received an award from the Department of Ecology for eleven straight years of perfect performance. The plant is one of few that have reached this milestone. To earn this award, treatment plants must go an entire calendar year without permit violations, and all required reports must be complete and submitted on time.
(Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution)
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