New England wastewater treatment plants, operators receive EPA excellence awards

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BOSTON, MA, Feb. 20, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently honored two wastewater treatment plants, five operators and superintendents, and one association -- all across New England -- with excellence awards for their exceptional sustainability efforts.

Facilities

EPA honored the Plymouth Village, N.H. Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Pittsfield, N.H. Wastewater Treatment Plant with a 2013 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award for their exceptional work in operating and maintaining their utilities.

The Plymouth Village Wastewater Treatment Plant staff, led by Superintendent Kirk Young, was recognized by EPA's New England Office. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services was instrumental in nominating this facility. The plant has been provided with outstanding support and leadership from the Plymouth Village Water and Sewer District over the years.

The Pittsfield Wastewater Treatment Plant staff, led by Superintendent Ron Vien, was recognized by EPA's New England Office as well. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services was also instrumental in nominating this facility. The plant has been provided with outstanding support from the Town of Pittsfield over the years.

Operators and Superintendents

EPA honored David Green, Chief Operator of the Rochester, N.H. Wastewater Treatment Plant; Harry Butland, Jr., Chief Operator of the Marlborough (Westerly), Mass. Wastewater Treatment Plant; James Jutras, Water Quality Superintendent for the Essex Junction, Vt. Wastewater Treatment Plant; James Clifton, retired Superintendent of the Simsbury, Conn. Water Pollution Control Facility; and Lorraine Sander, Superintendent of the Billerica, Mass. Wastewater Treatment Plant, with a 2013 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Excellence Award for the outstanding job they have performed over the years in operating and maintaining their utilities.

Association

EPA honored the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA), based in Woburn, Mass., with the 2013 Regional Wastewater Association Excellence Award for the advancement of fundamental knowledge and technology of design, construction, operation, and management of wastewater treatment and other water pollution control endeavors dedicated to preserving water quality and water resources.

"The professionals operating these wastewater treatment plants, as well as the municipalities and the state environmental agencies that support them, are essential to keeping our environment healthy by protecting water quality," said Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA's New England Office. "EPA is proud to give them the credit they deserve."

The EPA Regional Wastewater Excellence Awards Program recognizes municipal personnel in the wastewater field who have provided invaluable public service operating wastewater treatment facilities throughout New England. In addition, EPA recognizes those groups and entities promoting and advocating for the wastewater profession, such as NEWEA, to further protect water quality and public health.

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