Oregon facility wins award


OREGON – The City of Oregon’s Wastewater Treatment Facility was recently awarded the “Outstanding Illinois Class 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant of The Year Award” for 2018 at the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators (IAWPCO) Conference held in Springfield, Feb. 11-13. 

The Awards Banquet was held Feb. 13 where the nominees– usually one from each of seven regions around the state – were recognized. Nominees are then inspected by a team representing the IAWPCO in that Class. There are 4 classes for Wastewater facilities based on flow and type of plants. There is also an Industrial class and an Operator of the Year Award given. 

Judging is based on plant performance, appearance, paperwork, safety, equipment, past and future projects, to name a few. Oregon’s Wastewater Plant is operated by David Kent, Jeff Pennington and Scott Wallace. Jim Barnes is the Commissioner for Public Properties and Oregon’s Mayor is Ken Williams.

The 7 Nominees in Class 3 were: City of Oregon, Village of Channahan, Village of Findlay, City of Carrollton, Caseyville Township West STP, Lawrence County Correctional Facility and Village of Banner.