Port of Grays Harbor

Satsop Business Park Wastewater Treatment Plant Receives Outstanding Performance Award

September 20, 2013

For the fifth consecutive year, Satsop Business Park received the Washington State Department of Ecology’s “Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance” award.

Satsop Business Park Wastewater Treatment Plant team members Ross Read, Linda Foster, and Randy Edmondson.

The award recognizes wastewater treatment plants that achieve full compliance with effluent limits, monitoring and reporting requirements, spill prevention planning, pretreatment, and overall operational demands of the National Pollutant Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

“We are extremely proud of our employees that oversee the wastewater treatment plant’s operations. They are truly dedicated to ensuring successful operation of the plant on a daily basis – which is no easy task when you factor in events such as storms, flooding and aging equipment. The wastewater treatment plan is a valuable asset to our existing tenants and is important to attracting new business to the Park”, noted Alissa Shay, Manager of Business Development at the Park.

Last year the Satsop Business Park received $4 million in grant funding from the State to upgrade the existing system. Work on the General Sewer Plan is well underway and, once complete, will identify a preferred solution to provide wastewater treatment at the Park.

A project to replace portions of the collection system is slated to begin this fall as part of the project.

The Satsop Business Park, a facility of the Port of Grays Harbor, is less than 2 hours southwest of Seattle and 2 hours north of Portland. Located in scenic Grays Harbor County in Elma, Washington the 1,800 acre mixed-use business and industrial park is approximately 30 minutes from Olympia and the I-5 Corridor. A part of the Grays Harbor Innovation Partnership Zone, the Satsop Business Park is a mixed use office, technology and industrial business park with more than 600 acres of developed, pad- ready land and buildings supported by super-sized infrastructure ready to suit the needs of your business.