Water Wisdoms | May 2022 Newsletter
Local Industries Recognized for Wastewater Discharge Compliance
In conjunction with the cities of Eugene and Springfield, the MWMC recently issued our 2021 Certificates of Environmental Compliance to 20 industries! This award recognizes each recipient’s hard work to achieve 100% compliance with their Wastewater Discharge Permit, to protect each city’s local wastewater system, our regional treatment plant, worker safety, community members, and the McKenzie and Willamette rivers.
A special congratulations to Turtle Mountain LLC on Main Street in Springfield who has met their discharge limits and earned annual compliance awards for 10 consecutive years.

To learn more about the MWMC, City of Eugene, and City of Springfield’s partnership for Industrial Pretreatment and to view a full list of industries who were awarded Certificates of Environmental Compliance for 2021, click here.
Celebrating National Public Works Week
Next week (May 15-21) is National Public Works Week, a time to recognize the value and necessity of public works maintenance and projects for our communities. From street maintenance, to stormwater management, to wastewater services, and much more, public works services are essential to our health, safety, quality of life, and the environment.

At the MWMC, we're proud to provide one of these essential public works services, and that's cleaning wastewater on a regional basis for the Eugene-Springfield community. We work closely with the City of Eugene's Public Works Department and the City of Springfield's Development & Public Works Department to make that happen. Staff at our wastewater treatment plant work around the clock, 24/7/365, to effectively and sustainably clean our wastewater and return it safely to the Willamette River.

Check out the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a Springfield wastewater staff member and learn more about how the cities of Eugene and Springfield, along with Lane County, work together to safely return cleaned wastewater to the Willamette River.
Did You Know?
As part of the MWMC's budget process, we identify key outcomes to focus our team's annual work and budget priorities. For Fiscal Year 2022-2023, our Commission identified five key outcomes:
  1. High environmental standards
  2. Effective and efficient fiscal management
  3. Successful intergovernmental partnership between the City of Eugene, City of Springfield, and Lane County
  4. Maximized reliability and useful life of regional assets and infrastructure
  5. Public awareness and understanding of the MWMC, the regional wastewater system, and the MWMC’s objectives of water quality and sustainability

Learn more about each of these key outcomes and the focus areas within them on our About webpage.
Save the Dates! Upcoming MWMC-sponsored events
The MWMC is sponsoring several exciting events this summer! Save the dates for the events below and join in on the summer fun. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for giveaways related to each of these upcoming special events over the next few months. Stay tuned for details!
Living River Exploration Days
Hosted by McKenzie River Trust
Green Island near Coburg
May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13
Light of Liberty Celebration
Hosted by Springfield Utility Board
Island Park
July 4
Willamette River Festival
Hosted by Willamette Riverkeeper
Various Locations, Eugene-Springfield
July 16-23
Lane County Fair
Hosted by the Lane Events Center
Lane Events Center & Fairgrounds
July 20-24
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