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September 17, 2013 > Union Sanitary District Wins 'Peak Performance' Award

Union Sanitary District Wins 'Peak Performance' Award

Submitted By Michelle Powell

Union Sanitary District (USD) has received the Gold Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) for "Peak Performance" in the 2012 calendar year. The Gold Award recognizes the District's achievement of 100% compliance with its regulatory permit requirements for an entire year. These permit conditions are in place to protect the water quality of San Francisco Bay.

USD has been recognized by NACWA for 20 consecutive years since the award program began in 1993. "The Gold Award is an honor that reflects our level of commitment to environmental protection, as well as the hard work of all District employees," says David Livingston, Plant Manager. "USD's well-trained, dedicated staff is the reason for our success."

General Manager Richard Currie notes that "Our plant operators, mechanics, electricians, laboratory staff, engineers and environmental compliance staff all share in this award. It truly takes the efforts of all of these groups to keep the plant running smoothly and to ensure that no harmful materials are discharged to the sewer by businesses and industries in our service area."

Union Sanitary District operates a 30 million gallon per day wastewater treatment facility in Union City and provides collection, treatment and disposal services to Fremont, Newark, and Union City, CA. For more information about Union Sanitary District's water quality efforts, contact David Livingston, (510) 477-7560 or visit the District's website at

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