NACWA awards Tulsa wastewater treatment plant with Platinum Peak Performance Award
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies has officially presented the City of Tulsa Lower Bird Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant with a Platinum Peak Performance Award, recognizing the utility's 100-percent compliance with permits over a consecutive five-year period.
|Zane Briggs (second from right), superintendent of Tulsa's Lower Bird Creek WWTP, accepts the Platinum Peak Performance Award from NACWA at the 2015 Utility Leadership Conference.|
Oct. 23, 2015 -- The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has officially presented the City of Tulsa Lower Bird Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant with a Platinum Peak Performance Award, recognizing the utility's 100-percent compliance with permits over a consecutive five-year period, ending with the 2014 calendar year.
The Platinum Peak Performance Award is the highest performance recognition that the NACWA gave to public wastewater treatment facilities at its 2015 Utility Leadership Conference this past summer. Others are the Gold Award -- no permit violations for one calendar year; and the Silver Award -- no more than five violations per calendar year.
The Lower Bird Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is located in northeast Tulsa on the south side of Bird Creek at the Port of Catoosa. The plant was constructed in 1996 along with the Port Lift Station. The plant has been under construction for the past two years and is expanding treatment from 2 million gallons per day to 4 million gallons per day.
Wastewater collected through Tulsa's 1,960 miles of sanitary sewer is treated to make it safe and clean enough to return to a water source or to apply as a biosolid on agricultural land as a soil supplement.
The Tulsa Water and Sewer Department was created in 2011 out of the streamlining of the Public Works Department to concentrate on the management and operation of the City of Tulsa's water and wastewater systems. The department manages the city’s raw water supply, reservoirs, treatment, distribution systems, plants and storage facilities.