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The Kalama Wastewater Treatment Plant is among 110 across the state to receive an outstanding performance award from the state Department of Ecology this year, the agency announced Monday.

Ecology evaluated more than 300 sewage treatment plants in Washington to determine if they were meeting the state pollution limits and permit requirements, which include: monitoring, reporting, spill prevention planning, pre-treatment and operational demands.

Nearly a third of all systems across the state achieved full compliance with their water quality permits in 2018. Ecology honored these top-performers with the annual Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award. 

Treatment plants can apply for state funding to help upgrade and improve their systems. Ecology also provides technical assistance to help plants operate successfully.

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