Lincoln Treatment Plant Nominated For Award

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LINCOLN – City of Lincoln officials say the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plan has been nominated for the “Best Operated Wastewater Treatment Works” award.

This will be the third such nomination for the city’s treatment plant, with the previous instances being in 1997 and 1999.

The plant is being judged amongst other Group 1 facilities in the State of Illinois. Group 1 plants are sites that treat more than 1 million gallons of sewage per day. Lincoln’s plant was nominated along with five other sites out of the 180 Group 1 facilities in the state.

This nomination was submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Final awards will be presented at the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators annual conference in April of 2016 in Springfield, Illinois.

City Administrator Clay Johnson says city officials are “exceedingly proud” of the city’s wastewater treatment plant management and crew.

“This distinction is evidence of the type of first class operation that American Water Contract Services provides to our residents,” Johnson adds.

Lincoln’s treatment plant has been operated by American Water’s Contract Services Group since 1990.

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