The 2012 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for Greening the Environment was presented to Clay Township Regional Waste District (CTRWD) on Oct. 4.
IDEM Commissioner Thomas Easterly presented the award during the 20th Annual Conference of the Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts in Plainfield. CTRWD has worked to become a leading environmental steward in the sewer business through the launch of several environmental programs and initiatives, including the creation of a wildlife-friendly habitat at its wastewater treatment plant, an extensive outreach program for the prevention of fat, oil and grease (FOG), moving to a paperless system in its accounting and collections department and purchasing high-efficient equipment well above national standards.
CTRWD also has reduced energy consumption by upgrading its air conditioning unit, furnace, water heater, and lighting with equipment that is well above the national standards for energy efficiency.
Since its creation in 1975, CTRWD’s purpose has been to provide effective and efficient sanitary sewer service to its customer base and provide a solid infrastructure for environmentally sound development. By instituting many environmentally sound principles and using technology to reduce its environmental footprint, CTRWD has worked to become a leading environmental steward in the sewer business.