The Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District’s Water Reclamation Facility has received the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant award for 2017. This is the 7th time that the District has received the award; 1997, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2017. This is a result of the outstanding work of Water Reclamation Facility Chief Operator Dan Grogg, Facility Operators Darrell Gamble and Greg Sattler, and Wastewater Collection System Operators Mike West, Derek Nesbitt, and Cody Riggs. The award represents a perfect record in meeting the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requirements for discharging to the Spokane River. From Ecology’s award letter; “It takes diligent operators and a strong management team, working effectively together, to achieve this high level of compliance. It is not easy to operate a wastewater treatment plant 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without violations.” Out of approximately 300 wastewater treatment plants statewide, the District is one of 111 that achieved full compliance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit in 2017.