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Water authority honors firms, KAFB

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A number of companies and institutions including Albuquerque Publishing Co. have received Gold Awards from the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority for being in 100 percent compliance with their permit requirements for both reporting and quality of sewer discharge in 2011.

And Kirtland Air Force Base will receive an Award of Excellence at the January Water Authority board meeting for going “above and beyond” their Wastewater Discharge Permit regulatory requirements, authority spokesman David Morris said.

The authority also presented Silver Awards to 13 companies for achieving 100 percent reporting compliance and greater than 90 percent compliance discharge in 2011.

Gold and Silver Award winners must have a pretreatment system or exceptional pollution prevention and source reductions, he said.

Industries receiving Gold Awards include: Lovelace Medical Center; Albuquerque Publishing Co.; Albuquerque Tortilla Factory; Chem-Tech Inc., dba/Darco Products Inc.; Cint (Center for Integrated Nano Technologies); CTS Communications Components Inc.; Dean Dairy Holdings; Department of Energy and Sandia National Laboratories; Dunn Edwards-Wellborn; Eclipse Aviation; El Encanto Inc.; Emcore Corp. dba Emcore West; Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.; HT Micro Analytical Inc.; G&K Services Inc.; General Mills Operations Inc.; Gibson Medical Center LLC; Healthcare Laundry Services LLC; HT Micro Analytical Inc.; Ink Spot Towel Service Inc.; Intel Corp; Jewelry By Coleman; Kaseman Presbyterian Hospital; Kirtland Air Force Base; Ktech Corp. dba/Ktech/Mpcl; Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute; Lovelace Sandia Health System, Lovelace Westside Hospital; MSR-FSR LLC; Metal Finishing Specialty; Mission Linen & Uniform Service; National Research Laboratories Inc.; Naturally LLC; New Mexico VA Health Care System; New Mexico Scientific Labortories; NK Asphalt Partners dba/Holly Asphalt Co.; Optimum Finish Inc.; and Oso Biopharmaceuticals Mfg.

Receiving silver awards were: ABQ Manufacturing Inc.; Ameripride Linen and Apparel Services; Brothers Plating Co. Inc.; Delta Uniform and Linen Inc.; DGW Inc., dba/G & S Jewelry Mfg.; Kaehr Corp.; Lovelace Women’s Hospital; Materion Advanced Materials Technologies & Services; Oso Biopharmaceuticals Mfg.; Prudential Overall Supply; The Circuit Shop Inc.; Thomas & Betts Corp. dba/Elastimold; and The Paint Shop.

For more information about the water authority’s pretreatment program, call 873-7031.



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