• Public-private partnership recognized for outstanding contribution to water pollution control through excellence in wastewater treatment operations
FORT WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 1, 2009 -- The City of Clinton, Miss., Southside wastewater treatment plant has been awarded the 2008 Class 4 Plant of the Year Award from the Mississippi Water Environment Association. The City's 3.5 million-gallons-per-day treatment plant serves 18,000 residents and is operated and maintained by Severn Trent Services under a public-private partnership that began in 1994.
The Southside plant was recognized for its state-of-the-art processes, safety record, preventive equipment maintenance and aesthetics. A plaque and commemorative flag were presented to the City of Clinton by Rusty Lyons, the award committee chairman from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
"Responsible innovation coupled with safety is always at the forefront of our operation," said David Canizaro, plant manager. "In addition, we follow stringent policies and procedures to ensure proper equipment maintenance is performed daily."
"We are proud to partner with the City of Clinton," said Dana Kaas, vice president, Operating Services for Severn Trent Services. "Recognition such as this says our mission to provide world-class service to our partners has been successful."
About Severn Trent Services
Severn Trent Services (www.severntrentservices.com), with global headquarters 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, and contract operating services. Our analytical services group is the United Kingdom's leading environmental testing organization, and our international management services business provides support in all aspects of water and wastewater utility operational development and business transformation.