Indiana wastewater treatment plants earn perfect safety ratings

Two wastewater treatment facilities in Syracuse and LaGrange, Ind., will be awarded the Municipal Safety Award by the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) at the organization's annual conference in November. The Syracuse Wastewater Treatment Plant and the LaGrange Wastewater Treatment Plant, both operated and maintained by Severn Trent Services, earned the rare distinction of achieving perfect scores of 100 in the annual safety assessment conducted by the IWEA...

FORT WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 14, 2005 -- Wastewater treatment facilities in Syracuse and LaGrange, Ind., will be awarded the Municipal Safety Award by the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) at the organization's annual conference in November. The Syracuse Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and the LaGrange WWTP, both operated and maintained by Severn Trent Services, earned the rare distinction of achieving perfect scores of 100 in the annual safety assessment conducted by the IWEA.

Both facilities also will receive Excellence in Laboratory awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the implementation of laboratory technique and administration. While both plants are class II facilities based upon their size, they were graded at more stringent class IV levels.

The Syracuse WWTP is owned by the Town of Syracuse; the LaGrange facility is owned by the Town of LaGrange.

A perfect score of 100 on the safety assessment has only been achieved once previously. The Syracuse WWTP, under the management of Severn Trent Services, earned that distinction in 2004. The IWEA safety program is designed to give recognition to all plants which grade high in merit points and which sustain a minimum of lost-time accidents.

"Our work in Indiana shows the value Severn Trent Services brings to municipal wastewater treatment authorities," said Dana Kaas, vice president of contract operations for the company. "Hundreds of cities and industrial clients rely on Severn Trent Services to protect their utility investment and ensure regulatory compliance. Our professional operations personnel help improve process control while reducing administrative and operational costs."

Severn Trent Services (www.severntrentservices.com), based in Fort Washington, Pa., is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation, and filtration technologies, pipeline analysis, rehabilitation and repair services, contract operating services and state-of-the-art residential metering products and services. Our international management services business provides support in all aspects of water and wastewater utility operational development and business transformation. Severn Trent Services is a member of London's Severn Trent Plc group of companies. An international environmental services leader, Severn Trent is a FTSE 100 company.

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