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Wastewater Plant Wins National Recognition


The Greeley Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) is a recipient of a National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) Peak Performance Platinum 8 Award. 

The award recognizes the treatment plant’s excellence and perfect environmental compliance record for the last eight consecutive years. 

NACWA Platinum Awards recognize 100 percent compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting over a consecutive five-year period. If 100 percent compliance is maintained beyond the initial award, Platinum Award status is continued. This year, Greeley was awarded Platinum 8 status.

The Greeley Water Pollution Control Facility discharges over 7 million gallons of treated water back into the Cache La Poudre River daily. Compliance with permitted requirements ensures this water is safe for downstream users, aquatic habitats, and the environment. In order to maintain 100 percent compliance, the team at the Water Pollution Control Facility operates and supports various systems that remove pollutants from the wastewater. The water is then sampled and analyzed to ensure treatment performance. It is an all hands on deck effort for every team member at the treatment plant. The WPCF is staffed with a dedicated team of professionals and certified operators who live the City’s values and strive for operational excellence.  The WPCF is proud to have earned this award showcasing their continued commitment and dedication to the health and safety of our community.

Educational classroom tour arrangements may be made depending on the construction schedule and WPCF staff team availability. Please call 970-350-9360 for more information. For more information on Greeley’s Water and Sewer utilities, please visit us at

Release Date:
Jun 12, 2019

Media representatives should contact:
Janaya Lieberknecht, Senior Administrative Specialist

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