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EPA names three northwest Indiana wastewater treatment plants among best-operated

Release Date: 08/09/2006
Contact Information: Phillippa Cannon, (312) 353-6218, cannon.phillippa@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 06-OPA139

CHICAGO (Aug. 9, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 named three northwest Indiana wastewater treatment plants among the best-operated in the Great Lakes states for 2006. They are the J.B. Gifford Treatment facility in Michigan City, the Portage Water Reclamation facility and the Wanatah wastewater treatment plant. They are among seven plants to receive regional Operations and Maintenance Excellence Awards for 2006. EPA Region 5 covers Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Today, EPA will present awards to the J.B. Gifford Treatment facility at 11.a.m. at Michigan City Council Chambers, 100 E. Michigan Blvd., and to the Portage plant at 2 p.m. at Portage City Hall, 6070 Central Ave. Wanatah will receive its award at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at Wanatah Town Hall, 104 Main St.

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