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June 5, 2018 > Celebrating Our Centennial

Celebrating Our Centennial

Submitted By Michelle Powell

Union Sanitary District (USD) celebrated 100 years of service to the Tri?Cities on May 19, 2018 by throwing a birthday party that guests won?t soon forget. Several hundred customers were entertained and enlightened about USD?s work to protect public health and the environment as they visited display and demonstration booths, participated in fun activities, and toured our 33?acre facility. Visitors learned about the complexity of treating wastewater for over 355,000 residents in our service area.

Guests of all ages had very full ?to do? lists at the event. They hopped into a giant toilet for photo ops, raced toy forklifts, used a chain hoist to lift heavy equipment, pulled trash out of a kiddie?pool pond to save their fishy friends, learned how they can help keep pollution out of local waterways, performed pH tests on food and household products, maneuvered a remote?controlled camera down a see?through sewer line, made silly putty with our laboratory staff, and much more. We were honored that many elected officials from our service area joined the festivities.

USD is proud to have provided 100 years of wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services to the Tri?Cities and enjoyed sharing our milestone birthday with our customers. We?re looking forward to meeting the needs of our communities for many years to come.

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