The Greencastle Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the staff who operate it, recently received accolades for their efforts to run a safe facility.
For scoring greater than 95 percent on a 100-point inspection that occurred at the plant recently, the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) awarded the sewage plant with its top distinction, denoted by a plaque that Supt. George Russell displays proudly in the lobby.
"A good safety record is not something that just happens," Russell said. "It is something that requires hard work by every employee in the department."
The IWAA performs an annual inspection at the plant in which they take note of plant cleanliness and other items to reduce employee accidents and injury.
Russell said this is the first time the plant has received the safety award and he was quick to give credit to his staff for their efforts to meet safety criteria.
"There have been no OSHA reportable injuries in 2007, at the plant, which is something that everyone in the wastewater department should be proud of," Russell said.