Wastewater Regulation Violations
- Analysis of Performance
- Metric Definition
- Why Is This Important?
- City Organization Impact on Performance
- Benchmark Information
Analysis of Performance
The Water Reclamation and Biosolids Division (WR&B) had one Level 1 wastewater violation for the Q3. The violation happened in July of 2013, and the WR&B Division has since returned to 100% compliance for the remainder of Q3. The quarterly performance is indicated as green sine the July violation presented no environmental or public health concern. It was reported to the state and is now resolved.
The compliance rate for a wastewater treatment facility is based on meeting all applicable EPA and state regulations that protect public health and the environment.
Why Is This Important?
Compliance indicates adequate wastewater treatment is occurring to protect both the public and environmental health of our community and the nation's waterways.
City Organization Impact on Performance
High - The City has direct operational control of the wastewater treatment facilities, however the quality of the wastewater flowing into the facilities impacts the City's ability to meet regulatory requirements.
This metric contains no benchmark data because Fort Collins' goal of zero violations is reflective of the City's own commitment to compliance and is not influenced by comparisons to the compliance of other cities. Given the binary nature of this metric, benchmarks would add no value to the data.