The Port of Kalama has retained a contractor to haul away wastewater generated from port facilities while its wastewater treatment plant is temporarily out of operation.

KALAMA, WASH. (PRWEB) MAY 18, 2018

The Port of Kalama has retained a contractor to haul away wastewater generated from port facilities while its wastewater treatment plant is temporarily out of operation. Wastewater will be taken to a licensed treatment facility.

The port suspended operations of the plant after placing its licensed wastewater treatment plant operator on administrative leave pending a review, according to Port of Kalama Executive Director Mark Wilson.

The port’s treatment plant processes domestic wastewater from facilities located in the industrial area.

Wilson, citing the issue as a personnel matter, declined to comment on the treatment plant operator’s review. He also declined to speculate about how long the plant would be out of operation.

“Our objective is to make sure our wastewater treatment is in compliance,” Wilson said. “We’re committed to that and working in consultation with the state Department of Ecology.”

The Port of Kalama has been recognized several times—most recently in 2016—with the Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance award from the Washington State Department of Ecology. Port of Kalama was recognized for excellent management of the effluent limits, monitoring and reporting requirements, spill prevention planning, pretreatment, and overall operational demands of the NPDES permit.