Mission honored as “Good Corporate Citizen”

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Sanitation District of Los Angeles

The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County Honors Industries for Being ‘Good Corporate Citizens’ Thursday June 29, 1:19 pm ET

WHITTIER, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 29, 2006–Certificates of Recognition were sent to 463 companies by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County for being “good corporate citizens” for the year 2005. These companies were consistent in their compliance with all their industrial wastewater discharge requirements in 2005. They met their limits for wastewater discharge, they were free from any notices of violation, they maintained their environmental equipment and they fulfilled their permit requirements. Seventy-six of the companies received this recognition consecutively for five years. ADVERTISEMENT “These 463 businesses are our industrial role models,” notes James Stahl, Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Sanitation Districts. “We appreciate their effort because it makes our job of running a huge wastewater collection and treatment system so much easier.” Mr. Stahl announced the Certificate results at the meetings of the Board of Directors for the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.

“We hope this will become an award that is sought after by industry and recognized by the public,” notes Sam Bell, Vice President of Metal Surfaces, Inc. of Bell Gardens and chair of the Industry Advisory Council. “It provides further incentive for companies to meet Districts’ limits and regulations. The Sanitation Districts have always worked closely with industry, and recognizing industry for conscientious compliance is a further step to encourage companies to comply with regulations and protect the environment.”

Paul Martyn, head of the Sanitation Districts’ Industrial Waste Section, adds that the records of these facilities were carefully checked and they are recognized for their conscientious effort.

The idea for the Certificates of Recognition originated with the Sanitation Districts’ Industry Advisory Council, an advisory group of 18 representatives from different industrial sectors. The Council and the Sanitation Districts felt it was important that industries with good compliance records be recognized. The Recognition Program is now in its tenth year.

“This is an amazing list of firms, both as to industries involved and business size range,” said Jack Kyser, Chief Economist, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. “Their determination and innovation show that we can have a diverse and growing economy while maintaining our quality of life. They all deserve kudos because we know that using the water more efficiently is going to be more important to our economic well-being.”

“The Districts hope this Recognition Program will further strengthen the relationship of government and industry working together for a better environment and a strong economy,” added Paul Martyn.

The Sanitation Districts provide environmentally sound and cost-effective wastewater and solid waste management for over half the population of Los Angeles County processing over 1/2 billion gallons of sewage and disposing of 18,000 tons of trash each day. The Sanitation Districts take pride in their motto, “We take what others think of as waste, and maximize recovery of resources such as energy, reclaimed water, and recyclable materials”.

2005 Good Corporate Citizens