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Plain Dealing’s wastewater system honored by state

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The Town of Plain Dealing received highest honors this year at the Louisiana Rural Water Association’s Annual Awards Banquet when they were named the Wastewater System of the year for the North Zone.

Of all the systems/operators/office personnel across the state, The Town of Plain Dealing and Superintendent Steve Smith were selected as this year’s winner for their dedication to maintain a cleaner environment through their efforts in the wastewater industry in the State of Louisiana.

Plain Dealing’s plant was built in 1974, with a complete upgrade through a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant of $500,000 in 2004 and additional upgrade of pumps, electrical system and clarifiers in 2014.

The award was accepted by town employee Steve Smith at the LRWA’s 33 Annual Training and Technical Conference in Lake Charles.

The LRWA  Awards Program was established to recognize the outstanding efforts of Rural Water and Wastewater Systems and their personnel.

LRWA is a non-profit organization established in 1978 to aid small water and wastewater systems through training and one-site technical assistance.  Their assistance is geared toward the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems and to aid them in understanding the rules and regulations of said operation, providing water and wastewater training and technical assistance to the small towns and rural areas in all 64 Louisiana Parishes.