So Long to Red Circles

A new process and a dedicated staff help a Washington treatment plant get in step with permit requirements and earn state recognition for excellence
So Long to Red Circles
The Monroe treatment plant won an Outstanding Performance Award from the state Department of Ecology in May 2010.

John Lande remembers a time when he AND his staff didn’t enjoy going to work. In the late 1990s, a new permit imposed chlorine, ammonia and metals limits on the City of Monroe (Wash.) Wastewater Treatment Plant that the fixed-film rotating biological contactor (RBC) process just...

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