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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mar. 18, 2014

DHEC Recognizes Facilities of Excellence

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has presented 32 wastewater treatment facilities across the state the 2013 Facility Award of Excellence, the agency announced today.

"The Facility Award of Excellence recognizes those facilities that are striving to meet or exceed customers' expectations in environmental protection," said David Wilson, bureau chief in DHEC'S Bureau of Water. "All facilities that have aNational Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)or a No Discharge (ND) permit were eligible to submit an application for this award."

The 2013 winners are:

Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority

Cherry Point WRF/REUSE; Hardeeville Church Road; Palm Key WWTP; Palmetto Bluff WWTP; Point South WWTP; Port Royal WRF

Berkeley County Water and Sanitation

Lower Berkeley WWTP

City of Camden

Camden WTP

Easley Combined Utilities

Georges Creek Lagoon; Golden Creek Lagoon; Middle Branch WWTP

Georgetown Water & Sewer District

DeBordieu Colony

Greenwood Metro District

West Alexander WWTP; Wilson Creek WWTP

Mount Pleasant Waterworks

Center Street WWTP; Rifle Range Road WWTP

Renewable Water Resources (REWA)

Durbin Creek; Georges Creek WWTP; Gilder Creek WWTP; Lower Reedy River WWTP; Marietta WWTP; Mauldin Road WWTP; Pelham WWTP; Piedmont WWTP

Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District

Clifton WWTP; Cowpens/Pacolet River WWTP; Fairforest WWTP; Fingerville WWTP; Lower North Tyger River WWTP; Pacolet Mills WWTP; Page Creek WWTP; South Tyger River WWTP

The awards were presented on Tuesday, March 12, at the 2014 S.C. Environmental Conference.

For more information about NPDES permitted wastewater treatment facilities, visit:http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/water/npdespage.htm

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For media inquiries:
Lindsey Evans - (803) 898-1127 
Email - evansl2@dhec.sc.gov

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