FAIRFIELD, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fairfield Suisun Sewer District has won the prestigious 2013 California Water Environment Association's (CWEA) award for the state's best collection system of its size (0-249 miles). The District was selected by a committee of the 2012 CWEA collection system award winners.
The CWEA awards program honors exceptional wastewater agencies in areas that include compliance, maintenance, operating procedures, and training programs.
"This award recognizes the high level of reliability and outstanding quality of the District's wastewater collection system," says Marcie Bodeaux, Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District Senior Environmental Engineer. "We are committed to excellence in facility operation and exceptional value for our rate-payers."
The District's major accomplishments for 2013:
- Completed the Central-Suisun Forcemain Equalization project to provide capacity for projected growth over the next 10 years through piping modifications, and effectively delay the construction of expensive pump station infrastructure.
- Replaced aging electrical equipment with modern equipment at Central Pump Station, greatly improving pump station safety and reliability.
- The District has undertaken an unprecedented effort to develop comprehensive sewer pump station contingency plans, including bypass plans, traffic control plans, and critical diversion or overflow elevation locations.
ABOUT FAIRFIELD-SUISUN SEWER DISTRICT
The Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District provides wastewater and storm water management to more than 135,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers and government agencies in central Solano County, which includes Fairfield, Suisun City and Travis Air Force Base. The District safeguards public health and the environment of the area it serves.
Fairfield's high sewer capacity and ample water supply has attracted food and beverage manufacturers to the city; capacity is available to serve additional large industrial users. Food and beverage companies located in Fairfield include Anheuser-Busch InBev, Heretic Brewery, Jelly Belly Candy Company, Guittard Chocolates, Frank-Lin Distillers, and Sunnyside Farms. For more information, visit http://www.businessinfairfield.com/ and http://www.fairfield.ca.gov.
SOURCE City of Fairfield, CA