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El Paso wastewater facility wins national environmental award

Release Date: 10/21/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – October 21, 2008) The El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board’s Northwest Wastewater Treatment Facility received the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Clean Water Act (CWA) Recognition Award today. The facility is one of only 24 organizations nationwide to be honored for achievements in wastewater management. It won first place in the Operations and Maintenance category for large advanced plants.

“El Paso is going above and beyond just meeting the requirements of the Clean Water Act,” EPA Regional Administrator Richard E. Greene said. “The city’s Northwest Wastewater Treatment Facility uses innovative techniques to provide a reliable, safe water source for its citizens.”

Award recipients were honored during the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exposition and Conference in Chicago. For 23 years the CWA Recognition Awards have honored municipalities and industries for creative and technical achievements in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement programs. The awards encourage support for programs that protect public health by safeguarding the nation’s water supply.

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