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Sturgis earns EPA Clean Water Act award

Release Date: 09/19/2006
Contact Information: Contact Persons Bruce Suchomel 303-312-6001, Diane Sanelli 303-312-7822,

City wastewater treatment plant receives recognition.

Denver, Colo., Sept. 19, 2006 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented a wastewater management award to the city of Sturgis on Sept. 18.

EPA Region 8 Assistant Administrator Steve Tuber said, “This EPA award recognizes innovative processes and practices at wastewater treatment facilities. Well-managed facilities such as this one help ensure a clean environment and protect the public’s health.”

At the Sturgis Community Center (Meade Room) in Sturgis, S.D., EPA officials presented a Regional First Place Award for outstanding and innovative achievements through operations and maintenance at the Sturgis Wastewater Treatment Facility. During the past year the facility demonstrated outstanding collection system controls, collection system maintenance management, and non-discharging plant operations. The award was presented during a city council meeting to Sturgis Mayor Mark T. Zeigler and Public Works Director Randy Nohava.