Camas, WA —The City of Camas has once again been recognized for its outstanding work in the area of wastewater. The Camas Wastewater Treatment Plant recently received the Washington State Department of Ecology 2022 “Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance” award. Out of the 300 wastewater treatment plants across the state, Camas ranks among the top 109 selected as top performers.
The Department of Ecology provides the awards each year using a specific set of criteria to evaluate specific domestic wastewater treatment plants for compliance with their permit. Camas was considered a top performer for regularly meeting numeric effluent limits per criteria, for conducting monitoring and for reporting data as required.
Camas Public Works Director, Steve Wall, said the 2022 award is an amazing accomplishment considering the City’s Wastewater team has been short-staffed all year.
“While we’re always happy to be recognized, this year’s award is really special considering the circumstances,” said Wall. “Even though we’ve experienced significant staffing issues in the Wastewater division over the last year, the team on hand really stepped up and delivered for this community,” he said.
This marks the second consecutive year that Camas’ Wastewater Treatment Plant has received the coveted award.