City Honors Industries at 2014 Pretreatment Environmental Awards

Articles Water 11-7-14

On November 6, 2014, the City of Arlington Water Utilities held the 2014 Pretreatment Environmental Awards to recognize 41 Arlington industries that fulfilled all industrial pretreatment compliance requirements in 2014.

“Thank you for everything you do for Arlington; we are so pleased to have you all here today and would like to see you all return next year, “stated Walter “Buzz” Pishkur, Director of Water Utilities for the City of Arlington, “Arlington is the American Dream City, and your efforts to protect public health and the environment help preserve that dream.”

Industries which use a significant amount of water or which use processes that have the capability to discharge abnormal wastewater to the sanitary sewer system are strictly regulated by the Water Resource Services division of the Water Department to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations. These permitted industries must ensure compliance with those regulations by allowing annual inspections, testing their wastewater discharges, and submitting semi-annual reports.

“Our goal is 100 percent compliance,” explained Marc Paustian, Utilities Environmental Analyst in charge of the Industrial Pretreatment Program, “Many of our industries have worked very hard to remain in compliance for consecutive years.”

Industries that met all of the pretreatment compliance requirements were recognized at the Pretreatment Environmental Awards with a plaque. Lunch was served by the Ventana Grille at Tierra Verde Golf Club.

The following companies were recognized for the hard work they do to protect public health by maintaining compliance:

  • 4 Over Inc.
  • A-Global Chemical
  • American Cooler Services (15 consecutive years of compliance)
  • Arlington Memorial Hospital (5 consecutive years of compliance)
  • AT&T Stadium
  • Auto-Chlor Services
  • Berryman Products (5+ consecutive years of compliance)
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Carry Transit
  • Coast Southwest
  • Colorado Boxed Beef
  • Dayton Rogers of Texas
  • DFW Heavy Duty Parts
  • Dimare Fresh
  • Diversified Labeling Solutions
  • Doskocil (15+ consecutive years of compliance)
  • Dot It Restaurant Fulfillment
  • Elite Laundry Services TX (10+ consecutive years of compliance)
  • Epic Products International (10 consecutive years of compliance)
  • General Magnaplate Texas
  • General Motors (15 consecutive years of compliance)
  • Hexacomb Corporation (15+ consecutive years of compliance)
  • Inovar Packaging Group (5+ consecutive years of compliance)
  • Iscar Metals (10+ consecutive years of compliance)
  • Liquitek, LLC
  • LFC Industries, Inc. (5 consecutive years of compliance)
  • Medical Center of Arlington
  • Montgomery Mfg. (5+ consecutive years of compliance)
  • ND Industries (5+ consecutive years of compliance)
  • Oil States ETC (10+ consecutive years of compliance)
  • Packaging Corp. of America
  • Patterson Food Processors
  • Pratt & Whitney Engine Services (15+ consecutive years of compliance)
  • QFC Plastics
  • Rangers Baseball, LLC
  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (15+ consecutive years of compliance)
  • Six Flags Over Texas (10+ consecutive years of compliance)
  • SouthWin Ltd.
  • Texstars, Inc.
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • USMD Hospital at Arlington
  • Water & Power Technologies