ARLINGTON, MN – Wed., July 6, 2016 – PeopleService, Inc. city partner Arlington, Minnesota, was honored with a Step Three Award from GreenStep Cities – an organization that recognizes innovation in sustainability and quality of life. Arlington received the award for implementation of 22 measurable performance actions, which represent the community’s outstanding commitment to environmental improvement.
PeopleService has been partners with Arlington and has provided water and wastewater management to the city since 2007.
Lee Ortloff, lead operator with PeopleService, Inc. and liaison with Arlington city management, said the award is recognition of the community’s strong energy savings program and best practice efficiencies in water treatment that maintain quality levels.
“Together we work to reduce the city’s energy footprint through several strategic measures,” said Ortloff. “Specific projects include reducing electricity use in their wastewater facility, reducing inflow infiltration throughout the city, and reducing the level of chemicals being pumped into the water system – all while maintaining quality water levels and costs overall.“
Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals. Best practices for the GreenStep Cities designations focus on cost savings, quality-of-life improvements, and energy use reductions that encourage a culture of innovation. As of June 2016, 106 cities (and two Tribal Nations), large and small, have joined and at least achieved the level of Step One city in this voluntary program, which was launched by the League of Minnesota Cities at their June 2010 conference.
Since 1988, PeopleService has been contracting with cities, districts, towns and municipalities to provide expertise in the water and wastewater management field. Based in Omaha, Nebraska with seven regional offices, the company provides water and wastewater operations, maintenance and management services for more than 160 clients throughout the Midwest. The company helps communities of all sizes overcome issues ranging from aging facilities and infrastructure to pressure problems, insufficient storage capacity and many more intricate issues that threaten health and safety today, and that inhibit strategic community growth for tomorrow. Our range of services includes routine operations, ongoing maintenance, EPA/state/local regulatory compliance, rates and billing audits and assistance, staffing, security management, safety, planning and long-term capital improvements.
For more information, see PeopleService.com or call 877-774-4311.