The Aliso Creek sewage outfall has been recognized for safe discharge of treated wastewater. The outfall extends 7,900 feet offshore at a depth of 195 feet off Aliso Beach in South Laguna.
South Orange County Wastewater Authority recently received its fourth consecutive Gold Peak Performance Award from the National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies for the operation of the outfall.
The association represents 300 public wastewater management agencies throughout the United States.
The annual Gold Peak Award recognizes wastewater treatment facilities that comply 100% with the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for safe discharge of treated wastewater into the ocean.