Wellington Water Plant Wins State DEP Award

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded Wellington’s Water Reclamation Facility the 2014 Plant Operations Excellence Award. The award is presented annually to facilities that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in operations, maintenance and compliance. This year, the award was presented during the Florida Rural Water Association’s “Focus on Change” seminar in Tamarac.

Selection criteria were based on compliance history, record-keeping and reporting, customer relations, outstanding operation and maintenance practices, and facility operation, including safety and staff training. Wellington’s Water Reclamation Facility treats approximately 3.4 million gallons of water per day. The facility uses an Eimco Mechanical Aeration biological treatment system to achieve secondary treatment. Other components include a DynaSand Reuse Filter System and a Fenton Solids Dryer. These systems play an integral part in achieving high-quality reclaimed water and producing beneficial biosolids.

The award-winning facility also earned the Florida DEP Operations Excellence Award in 2004, 2005 and 2006, as well as numerous other industry awards for excellence in operational performance and safety.

The Village of Wellington thanks the Water Reclamation Facility staff for their efforts in achieving this honor.