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City Communications Office

City of Kansas City, Mo.

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CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEAE: Aug. 24, 2009

City receives multiple wastewater treatment awards

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies recently awarded the City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department three Gold Peak Performance Awards for 100 percent compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits for an entire year. The department also received three silver awards for receiving five or less National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit violations for an entire year.

The Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Todd Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant and Fishing River Wastewater Treatment Plant received Gold Peak Performance Awards.

Silver Peak Performance Awards were given to the Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant, Birmingham Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Rocky Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant.

"This is a tremendous honor for all of our plants and the City of Kansas City, Mo., and a particularly outstanding team effort by our associates,” Water Services Director Bernardo Garcia said.

For more information, contact Colleen Doctorian, public information officer for the Water Services Department at (816) 513-0232.

The Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department maintains and operates water collection, processing and distribution systems, stormwater management and control systems, and waste water collection and processing systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City region. Operation is funded entirely by fees charged to customers based on their use of products and services, not by taxes.

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