The city of Lincoln received the California Water Environment Association’s Small Waste Water Plant of the Year award for the third consecutive year and received honorable mention in the plant safety and collection system excellence categories. The Small Waste Water Plant category includes plants with capacity of less than 5 million gallons per day. “I am proud of our staff and contractors efforts in making Lincoln a model facility for waste water treatment operations. Our citizens pay one of the lowest rates in the region for operating the most advanced wastewater collection and treatment facilities in California,” said Lincoln Mayor Spencer Short. “Thanks and praise goes to our waste water collection staff in public works and our contract partners at the waste water treatment plant.” Lincoln’s collection system is operated by the city’s Public Works Department, and the treatment plant is operated by Eco:Logic Engineering under contract to the city of Lincoln.