Northwest Wastewater Treatment Plant Recognized for Excellence
The City of Carbondale is proud to announce the Northwest Wastewater Treatment Plant has been recognized as the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators (IAWPCO) “2019 Plant of the Year.”
The IAWPCO judges the plants on the criteria listed below.
- Effluent Quality
- Maintenance of Equipment, including equipment upgrades
- Staff: How many operators are certified and what level of certification they have
- Safety: How well the staff is trained
- Laboratory: How equipped the lab is to meet guidelines
- Community Support: How many tours were offered and working with SIU on various research projects
- Plant Appearance: general upkeep of the grounds
- Budget: How much input the plant has in budget decisions
“It is an honor to be nominated for such an award, but to win is especially gratifying. It shows how much the plant staff cares about their work and the dedication to the job they do. It also shows the support of the City’s Public Works Director, City Manager, City Council, and Mayor,” said Adam Decker, Northwest Wastewater Plant Superintendent.
“This is such a great honor for the Public Works Department and the Staff at the Northwest Wastewater Treatment Plant. I am so proud of Adam and his team, their hard work and dedication are very deserving of this recognition,” said Sean Henry, Public Works Director.