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Pittsfield, N.H. Wastewater Treatment Plant Recognized for Excellence

Release Date: 02/19/2014
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

(Boston, Mass. – Feb. 19, 2014) – The Pittsfield, N.H. Wastewater Treatment Plant was recently selected by EPA for a 2013 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award.

The Pittsfield Wastewater Treatment Plant staff, led by Superintendent Ron Vien, was recognized by EPA's New England Office for exceptional work in operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant. The plant was one of two facilities in New England acknowledged for exemplary performance during 2013.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services was instrumental in nominating this facility. In addition, the plant has been provided with outstanding support from the Town of Pittsfield over the years.

“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. EPA is proud to give them the credit they deserve,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA's New England Office.

The EPA Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award was established to recognize and honor the employees of publicly owned wastewater treatment plants for its commitment to improving water quality with outstanding plant operations and maintenance. More often than not, and particularly with the smaller facilities, conscientious operators and staff continue to perform exceptionally with limited resources.

More information:

- Wastewater issues in New England (http://www.epa.gov/ne/topics/water/wwater.html)

- EPA's Sustainable Water Leadership Program (http://www.epa.gov/owm/mtb/intnet.htm)

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