The Prince William County Service Authority’s H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility has won a Platinum Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) for the fourth consecutive year.
The Woodbridge-based wastewater treatment plant has achieved 100 percent regulatory compliance for the last eight years. The Service Authority will be recognized at NACWA’s Utility Leadership Conference on July 25 in St. Louis.
“The staff at the H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility continues to do an outstanding job protecting the environment,” said General Manager Dean Dickey. “To achieve an eighth consecutive year without any permit violations is a remarkable accomplishment and one worth commending.”
The Service Authority’s wastewater treatment process significantly reduces the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus released into the Neabsco Creek, which is a tributary of the Potomac River. Excessive nitrogen and phosphorus can fuel the growth of algae blooms that can lead to low oxygen “dead zones” in the Chesapeake Bay.
“Our folks work around the clock to ensure that everything we do at the plant complies with all state and federal regulations,” said Service Authority Process Engineer Maureen O’Shaughnessy. “The Service Authority is proud to play an important role in preserving our waterways, and we are thrilled to have won this award.”