Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The district was named “utility of the future” by various environmental and research groups. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic file)

FAIRFIELD — National recognition for the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District as a “utility of the future” came from a program that marks exceptional performance of the nation’s wastewater utilities, the sewer district said Tuesday.

“The Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District is once again being recognized for its exceptional service to the community and its strategies to move the agency into the future,” said Chuck Timm, president of the board of directors for the district, in a press release. “The staff and the board remain committed to excellence, protecting public health and the environment through innovative, award-winning and efficient performance.
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation, the Water Environment Research Foundation and WateReuse, with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, established a Utility of the Future program in 2016.
The district received its recognition during the annual Water Environment Federation conference.
“The district is always looking for opportunities to provide better service to its customers while remaining exemplary stewards of the environment,” said the district’s general manager, Greg Baatrup, in the release. “It is an honor to receive this national recognition in acknowledgement of the district’s successes toward implementing its progressive strategy.”
California’s Legislature created the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District in 1951 for wastewater collection and treatment in Fairfield, Suisun City and Travis Air Force Base. City Council members of Fairfield and Suisun City serve as directors.
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