19 discharge sites had 100 percent compliance for 2007

Mayor Tom Henry recognized 19 industrial customers of City Utilities today for 100 percent compliance in pretreating wastewater in 2007.

Participants in the program partially treat on site the waste they produce before discharging it into the City'€™s wastewater collection system. Regulated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the industrial pretreatment program requires vigorous monitoring and reporting.

“City Utilities'€™ industrial customers are a crucial part of Fort Wayne'€™s strategy to improve our rivers'€™ water quality,” Mayor Henry said. “These 19 sites are leading by their example of 100 percent compliance last year. They are important partners with the City and demonstrate their commitment to the environment every day.”

Five companies '€“ General Motors, Harris Kayot, Hospital Laundry Service, Valbruna Slater Stainless, Waste Management Fort Wayne Reduction Site '€“ have earned the award annually since its inception 8 years ago.

The locations with 100 percent compliance for 2007 are:

'€¢    Cintas Corporation Brooklyn Avenue
'€¢    Cintas Corporation Independence Drive
'€¢    Creative Coatings    
'€¢    Fort Wayne Anodizing Outfall 001
'€¢    General Motors      
'€¢    Harris Kayot    
'€¢    Hospital Laundry Service    
'€¢    Karl Schmidt Unisia Building 24, Outfall 002
'€¢    Karl Schmidt Unisia Main Plant, Outfall 001
'€¢    Lincoln Foodservice Products       
'€¢    National Serv-All Landfill    
'€¢    Nu-Tec Coatings    
'€¢    Parker Hannifin Corporation    
'€¢    Smith Metal Finishing    
'€¢    United Refuse Smith Road Landfill
'€¢    Valbruna Slater Stainless     
'€¢    Waste Management Fort Wayne Reduction Site
'€¢    Wayne Metal Protection    
'€¢    White Electronic Designs