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Posted on: October 15, 2018

City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Receives Honor for Outstanding Performance

WWTP Award photo

City of North Bend received the Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award for 2017. The Department of Ecology (DOE) commended the City on the superior performance of its wastewater treatment plant. 

According to the letter from DOE, the outstanding record of City of North Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant places it among the top municipal wastewater treatment plants in Washington based on effluent limits, submittals and overall plant compliance. 

Mayor Ken Hearing presented a plaque to representatives from the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant during the October 2nd Council Meeting.

“We are proud to receive this high honor and I want to thank City staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure that our water supply is more than adequate for our citizens and to accommodate future growth,” Mayor Hearing said. 

In order to maintain our current license and add redundancy to our WWTP, we will be making a significant investment in our Wastewater Treatment Plant.  One of our major projects will be a new building that will house our UV disinfection system, upgraded electrical panels and our effluent pumping station.  This will also add a redundant UV unit and replace the old pump house building that is failing.  

Additionally, this project will include the construction of a new clarifier and the rehabilitation of the existing one.  The third part of this project will involve modifications and upgrades to one of our waste water pump station. This pump station will have added capacity for bypass pumping and receive modifications to its ”brain” which will allow for greater reliability during power outages and high flow events. These projects will also add capacity for future development.

These projects are anticipated to begin in early 2019.

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