North County San Diego Companies Honored for Pollution Reduction Efforts

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Encina Wastewater Authority announces "Environmental Gold" award winners for companies with 100% permit compliance.

Recognizing the critical role individual companies play in protecting the environment, the Encina Wastewater Authority (EWA) honored local businesses that achieved 100 percent compliance with all wastewater discharge permit requirements for 2015 with its prestigious Gold Award. Earning this distinction requires that businesses meet stringent discharge limits and undergo unannounced inspections and sampling by EWA personnel to verify compliance.

The 2015 Gold Award recipients include: SeaSpine, Inc. (six years); Air Products & Chemicals (three years); Hollandia Dairy, Inc. (three years); Metal Etch Services (one year); Alphatec Spine, Inc. (one year); GE Osmonics, Inc. (one year); Cintas Inc. (one year); Natel Inc. (one year); and Primarch Manufacturing Inc. (one year). These industries play an important role in protecting the collection system, wastewater workers, and the Encina Water Pollution Control Facility. In addition, their pollution prevention efforts help protect the Pacific Ocean and ensure that EWA is able to beneficially reuse the plant’s treated water and biosolids.

The Gold Award Program provides EWA with an excellent opportunity to recognize the hard work and leadership of local companies. It is just one of a number of programs the agency has implemented to help achieve its goals of protecting the Pacific Ocean and being a model of excellence and innovation.

The Encina Wastewater Authority (EWA) is a joint powers authority owned by six member agencies: the Cities of Carlsbad, Vista, and Encinitas, and the Leucadia Wastewater District, the Vallecitos Water District, and the Buena Sanitation District. EWA owns and operates the Encina Water Pollution Control Facility (EWPCF), which provides wastewater treatment services to approximately 400,000 residential customers, as well as numerous industries, in an approximately 125 square mile service area in North San Diego County.

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