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May 05

City Earns Pollution Prevention (P2) Diamond Award

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 4:42 PM by Communications Department

The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) honored the5-6 P2_SC City of Newport News’ Solid Waste Recovery Operations Center with a Pollution Prevention (P2) Diamond Award for 2015. For 10 consecutive years, the Solid Waste Operations Center had perfect permit compliance of its landfill leachate disposal system.

The award recognized the facility for having no spills, maintaining appropriate pH levels, maintaining the collection station, and submitting all required paperwork within the deadlines. HRSD considers recipients of these awards to have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence.  

Each year HRSD honors businesses and industries for outstanding pollution prevention (P2) measures. In addition to recognizing P2 award winners, HRSD also recognizes pretreatment excellence award winners for exemplary permit compliance. A list of other recipients can be found on the HRSD website.