Outstanding Performance Award

Wastewater Treatment Plant Receives “Outstanding Performance” Award for 2018

Thanks to the dedicated work of Sultan Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) operators Brian Funk, Todd Strom, and Mike Rains, the city has received the 2018 “Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance” award from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Brian Funk, Todd Strom, and Mike RainsThe hardworking staff from left to right: Brian Funk, Todd Strom, and Mike Rains.

About the Award

This award is only given to 1 in 3 of the treatment plants statewide. Of the 300 wastewater treatment plants statewide, the City of Sultan was one of 109 that achieved full compliance with our National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. The team has earned this award several times in the past, but this year marks the third consecutive award. This is an outstanding achievement.

The water that leaves your residence or business and flows through the sewer system is treated at our Wastewater Treatment Facility. The team at the plant understands the importance of constant monitoring and diligent treatment of that water. This award means that Sultan’s treated wastewater, referred to as effluent, has consistently met the quality standards required for release into the Skykomish River, which is cleaner than the surrounding river water.

You can read the Award Letter from the Department of Ecology (PDF). A big thank you and a huge round of applause to our dedicated team members that made this award possible.