DC Water Receives Prestigious Award

The National Biosolids Partnership (NBP) has honored three biosolids management organizations with the prestigious 10 Years Platinum award at WEFTEC® 2014 in New Orleans, La. The three organizations—DC Water of Washington, DC; Orange County Sanitation District, Calif.; and City of Los Angeles, Calif.—represent leaders in the industry for continuous improvement and best management practices in biosolids management.

DC Water is a founding member of the Virginia Biosolids Council.

“These awards are an incredible achievement representing a great deal of hard work and commitment,” said Sr. Program Manager, Lisa McFadden of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), Water, Science, and Engineering Center.

The NBP, which advances environmentally sound biosolids management practices, is operated by WEF in collaboration with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and local and regional biosolids management organizations across the U.S. and Canada with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The NBP serves as the information clearinghouse on effective biosolids practices and offers an EMS-based certification program that requires participating organizations to go beyond regulatory requirements.

Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations and staff proudly work to achieve our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide. To learn more, visit www.wef.org.