Skip to main content


Buy Article:

$9.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

The City of Dallas committed to implementing a performance based ISO 14001:2004 certified EMS in less than 3 years across its major operations. Typical EMS models establish an EMS at a single facility such as a wastewater treatment plant that grows within and throughout the governmental organization. However, due to the size and scope of the system, the City of Dallas used a different approach. The EMS was implemented by working backward from the City Manager's Office to eleven City departments. The goal of the EMS for the City Manager's Office was to improve compliance with environmental regulations, organize and advance environmental initiatives, and provide a frequent reporting mechanism to the City Manager on the status of environmental issues.

Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) servicing a population of 2.3 million with two wastewater treatment plants and three water treatment plants was in the departmental scope of this City wide EMS. The system was based on a 5-step implementation model: pre-plan, plan, do, check, and act.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2007-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more