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Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA)
2008 "Collection Systems Award"
The Kansas Water Environment Association announced on April 8, 2008, that the City of Olathe's Wastewater Collection Program has been awarded a 2008 Collection Systems Award. KWEA gives the Collection Systems Award to individuals or municipalities for "outstanding and significant contributions in the area of wastewater collection." The nominations are judged in four areas before the winner is announced by Kansas Water Environment Association's Collection Systems Committee, as follows:
The City of Olathe's Wastewater Collection staff work everyday maintaining, cleaning, and inspecting the city's 410 miles of sanitary sewer pipe, 9300 manholes, and 21 lift stations. This effort pays off with reduced sanitary sewer backups and high customer satisfaction results. The Wastewater Collection Program has previously won the KWEA Collection Systems Award, as the best collection system of its size, in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007.