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The Rewards and Recognition Program recognizes industrial wastewater dischargers that meet or exceed wastewater discharge permit requirements.

These award winners help protect public health and the environment by controlling the discharge of harmful substances, damage to wastewater treatment infrastructure, degrade of wastewater treatment, or reduce biosolids quality.

Awards are announced in the spring and listed here through the first quarter of the following year.

Commitment-to-Compliance, Gold and Silver Awards: Each year, KCIW recognizes significant industrial users of the sewer system that have maintained an excellent record of compliance with rules and regulations for the previous calendar year with Commitment-to-Compliance, Gold and Silver awards.

Commitment-to-Compliance Award

The Commitment-to-Compliance Award honors companies that have received a Gold Award for five consecutive years.

2018 Awards

  • Boeing Company - Plant 2 Facility
  • Esterline Hytek Finishes Co
  • King County Solid Waste Division - Algona Transfer Station
  • Safeway Inc. - Beverage Plant

Gold Award

The Gold Award is awarded to an individual facility that during the calendar year:

  • has had an active industrial wastewater discharge permit each month
  • has discharged industrial wastewater at least three months
  • has collected all samples required by its permit
  • has had no King County-issued violations (e.g. code, permit, discharge) or other actions (e.g. final notices, fines, enforcement) issued to the permitted facility
  • has not been in Significant Non-compliance status
  • has had no late report
  • has had no self-monitoring violations

Special notes:

  1. mid-tier facilities are eligible for the award
  2. a monthly average violation or a self-reported permit or code violation is the equivalent of a self-monitoring violation
  3. if one or more self-monitoring reports for a permit with multiple locators is late (in a single reporting period), it’s considered as one late report for award evaluation.
  4. a single screening level exceedance is not a violation; however having multiple exceedances requiring county or facility action (in accordance with permit conditions) is considered a King County violation for the purposes of this award evaluation

Thanks to our 2018 Gold Award recipients for working with our program to protect public health and enhance the environment:

  • AGC Biologics, Inc., Bothell
  • Alaskan Copper Works - 6th Ave., Seattle
  • BNSF Railway Co. - Interbay Facility, Tacoma
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane - North Field, Seattle
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane - Renton, Seattle
  • Boeing Company - Plant 2 Facility, Seattle
  • Boeing Electronics Center, Tukwila
  • Cedar Grove Composting Inc., Seattle
  • Ceradyne Inc., a 3M Company - Seattle
  • City of Seattle - Seattle Public Utilites - Kent Highlands Landfill, Kent
  • Davis Wire Corp., Kent
  • Eldec Corp., Kent
  • Esterline Hytek Finishes Co., Kent
  • Glacier Northwest Inc. - Kenmore Facility, Seattle
  • Industrial Container Services - WA LLC, Seattle
  • King County SWD - Algona Transfer Station, Seattle
  • Magnetic and Penetrant Services Co., Seattle
  • Phillips 66 Company - Renton Terminal, Long Beach
  • Port of Seattle, Sea-Tac International Airport, IWS, Seattle
  • Precor Inc. - Plant 2, Woodinville
  • Primus International - University Swaging Division, Woodinville
  • Protective Coatings Inc., Kent
  • Safeway Inc. - Beverage Plant, Bellevue
  • Sound Transit - Northgate Link Extension - University District Station, Kent
  • Spiration Inc., Seattle
  • TLP Management Services LLC, Denver
  • Tri-Way Industries Inc., Auburn
  • Universal Sheet Metal Inc., Woodinville

Silver Award

The Silver Award is awarded to an individual facility that during the calendar year:

  • has had an active industrial wastewater discharge permit each month
  • has discharged industrial wastewater at least three months
  • has collected all samples required by its permit
  • has had no King County-issued violations (e.g. code, permit, discharge) or other actions (e.g. final notices, fines, enforcement) issued to the permitted facility
  • has not been in Significant Non-compliance status
  • has no more than one late report
  • has not exceeded the number of self-monitoring violations allowed, as follows:
Sampling frequency No. of samples per year in violation
Semi-annual/quarterly 0
Monthly/bi-monthly 1
Weekly 2
Daily 4

Special notes:

  1. mid-tier facilities are eligible for the award
  2. a monthly average violation or a self-reported permit or code violation that only requires a response letter is the equivalent of a self-monitoring violation
  3. if one or more self-monitoring reports for a permit with multiple locators is late (in a single reporting period), it’s considered as one late report for award evaluation
  4. a single screening level exceedance is not a violation; however having multiple exceedances requiring county or facility action (in accordance with permit conditions) is considered a King County violation for the purposes of this award evaluation.

Thanks to our 2018 Silver Award recipients for working with our program to protect public health and enhance the environment:

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc., Redmond
  • Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel LLC, Kent
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane - Auburn, Seattle
  • Cintas Corporation, Renton
  • Darigold Inc. - Issaquah Plant, Issaquah
  • Darigold Inc. - Rainier Plant, Seattle
  • Island Spring Inc., Vashon Island
  • Kerry Inc., Seattle
  • Lafarge - Seattle Plant, Seattle
  • Marine Vacuum Service Inc., Seattle
  • Mastercraft Metal Finishing, Seattle
  • Mikron Industries, Kent
  • National Industrial Concepts, Woodinville
  • Northwest Cascade Inc. - Septage Thickening and Dewatering Facility, Puyallup
  • Pacific Iron & Metal, Seattle
  • Rainier Commons, Seattle
  • Red Dot Corporation, Tukwila
  • Romac Industries Inc., Sultan
  • Skills Inc. - Auburn Facility
  • Skills Inc. - Ballard Facility
  • Smith Brothers Farms Milk Plant, Kent
  • Sound Transit - Northgate Link Extension - Maple Leaf Portal (Phase 2)
  • Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Woodinville
  • Terex Washington Inc. - South Campus, Redmond
  • Tim's Cascade Snacks, Algona
  • Waste Management National Services - 8th Avenue South Reload Facility, Seattle
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