Wastewater Treatment Plants, operator in Eastern US recognized by EPA

Six facilities in New England were acknowledged for exemplary performance during 2016.

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EPA Region 1 serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and 10 Tribal Nations. Photo: EPA Region 1.

BOSTON, FEBRUARY 16, 2017 -- The EPA Regional Wastewater Awards Program recognizes personnel in the wastewater field who have provided invaluable public service managing and operating wastewater treatment facilities. Recently, the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award winners in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts were announced. Six facilities in New England were acknowledged for exemplary performance during 2016.

Massachusetts
The Belchertown, Mass. Wastewater Treatment Facility, led by Roland DeWitt, Operations Superintendent.
The Athol, Mass.Wastewater Treatment Plant, led by Robert Sexton, Chief Operator.
The Great Barrington, Mass. Wastewater Treatment Facility, led by Timothy Drumm, Superintendent.

Rhode Island
The Quonset Development Corp. Wastewater Treatment Facility in North Kingstown, R.I., led by Dennis Colberg, Superintendent.
The South Kingstown R.I. Wastewater Treatment Plant, led by Kathy Perez, Superintendent and John Mackenzie.

New Hampshire
The Seabrook, N.H. Wastewater Treatment Facility, led by Philippe Maltais, Superintendent and Dustin Price, Chief Operator.
In addition, Dustin Price, a resident of Berwick Maine and the Chief Operator of the Seabrook, N.H. Wastewater Treatment Plant, was honored by EPA with a "2016 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator of the Year Excellence Award."

"The professionals operating wastewater treatment plants play a very important role in keeping our communities and environment healthy by protecting water quality. We are proud to acknowledge this staff's outstanding contributions to help protect public health and water quality and to give them the credit they deserve," said Deborah Szaro, acting regional administrator of EPA's New England Office.

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