SOURCE: Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

August 11, 2016 18:55 ET

Industries Honored for Being "Good Corporate Citizens"

WHITTIER, CA--(Marketwired - August 11, 2016) - The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County today sent Certificates of Recognition to 432 companies for being "good corporate citizens" for the year 2015. These companies have met their limits for wastewater discharge for at least a year, maintained their environmental equipment and fulfilled all permit requirements. Ninety seven of the companies have received this recognition for more than five consecutive years.

"In order to protect public health and the environment, we require our industrial dischargers to meet strict standards," noted Grace Robinson Hyde, Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Sanitation Districts. "It is important to acknowledge those that meet, and often surpass, our requirements. Their effort allow us to operate our wastewater collection and treatment systems more effectively for all of our ratepayers." Ms. Hyde announced the certificate awardees at the meetings of the Sanitation Districts' Boards of Directors.

"The recipients of these awards are eager to work with the Sanitation Districts in their mission to protect the environment," said Sam Bell, owner of Metal Surfaces, Inc., of Bell Gardens and chair of the Industry Advisory Council. "The award provides an incentive for Southern California industries in Los Angeles County to achieve consistent compliance with regulations, and save water and energy."

The idea for the Certificates of Recognition originated with the Sanitation Districts' Industry Advisory Council, an advisory group of 21 representatives from different industrial sectors. The Council and the Sanitation Districts felt it was important that industries with good compliance records be recognized. The Recognition Program is now in its twentieth year.

"This Program recognizes industries for partnering with local government and working cooperatively to be economically and environmentally sustainable," added Dave Snyder, head of the Sanitation Districts' Industrial Waste Section.

The Sanitation Districts are a regional public agency consisting of 24 independent special districts serving over 5.5 million people in 78 cities and the unincorporated territory within Los Angeles County. The Sanitation Districts protect public health and the environment through innovative and cost-effective wastewater and solid waste management and, in doing so, convert waste into resources such as reclaimed water, energy and recycled materials.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Jyoti Banaji
    Industrial Waste Section Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
    (562) 908-4288, ext. 2906

    Sam Pedroza
    Planning Section
    (562) 908-4288, ext. 2310