Delhi Township earns environmental awards

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Ashley Moton
Holt Journal staff writer

Delhi Charter Township has been awarded four environmental awards in the last three years.

The Department of Public Services wants to update the residents on the recognition it has received, informing them that the taxes they pay are going to great use, said Eva Walacavage of the Department of Public Services. The four awards Delhi has received are the PISCES Award, the 2010 Tri-County WRAP Award, the American Public Works Association Project of the Year Award, and the ACES/Michigan Honorable Conceptor Award for Engineering.

PISCES Award

PISCES Award plaque

PISCES stands for Performance and Innovation in the State Revolving Fund Creating Environmental Success. Delhi received this award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2008. The construction of the new digester system at the Delhi Waste Water Treatment Plant began Oct. 1, 2007 and went online in June of 2009.

2010 Tri-County WRAP Award

Gill

Delhi Township was one of eight recipients of receive the Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) award. The township accepted this award for the recycling center, and for educating the public on the recycling movement which includes the township’s recycling ambassador, Gill. Gill is a 12′ by 25′ fish made of laundry detergent bottles. “Gill is no longer in Holt because he moves around a lot. He’s in Mason now,” Walacavage said.

American Public Works Association Project of the Year Award
In the projects between $10-$25 million, Delhi received this award for improvements to the township’s digester system. The entire project totaled $10.4 million.

The digester system, which is located at the Delhi Waste Water Treatment Plant on McQue and Grovenburg in Holt

ACEC/Michigan Honorable Conceptor Award for Engineering
The ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) award was always awarded to recognize improvements to the digestion system.

The ‘going green’ movement has been a success thus far in Delhi Township. The hard work of the residents has not gone to waste and the Department of Public Services are very appreciative.

 

 

 

 

Photos by Ashley Moton, Holt Journal staff writer

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