DEP Honors Wellington

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water Resource Management has honored the Village of Wellington with the 2014 Plant Operations Excellence Award.

Each year, the Florida DEP presents awards to wastewater and drinking water facilities throughout the state that demonstrate excellence in operation, maintenance, innovative treatment, waste reduction and pollution prevention, recycling and other special achievements.

The Village of Wellington’s Water Reclamation Facility employs the latest in automation technology to increase efficiency. Since its expansion in 2012, the facility now handles more than 6 million gallons of water per day. This expansion also included added aeration systems, a clarifier, digesters, a dryer and increased capacity for the reuse system.

The award will be presented at a ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Tamarac.

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