In a special ceremony April 23, Clean Water Services (CWS) honored Fujimi Corporation with an Industrial Partners Pretreatment Award for achieving a perfect compliance record in 2013. The company’s diligence complements the efforts of the greater Washington County community to act as responsible stewards of the Tualatin River Watershed.
Thirty-nine Washington County industries—from microchip manufacturers to food processors—received awards for efforts made in 2013 to keep harmful materials out of local waterways. This reflects nearly 60 percent of all industries that were eligible for the awards program.
“The success of this program really is a testament to the positive relationships that Clean Water Services and its industrial customers have built together over the years,” said CWS Source Control Investigator Celeste Schlegel, “There’s very much a feeling that we all want to do what’s right for the health of our community.”
Industries disposing of anything other than sanitary or domestic wastewater must meet pretreatment permit requirements established by federal standards, as well as by local wastewater treatment plant specifications. These requirements protect water discharged to rivers and streams, and they promote conservation by enabling industrial byproducts, chemicals and metals to be recycled at the source.