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NHDES Employee Recognized for Outstanding Wastewater Operator Training and Technical Assistance

Release Date: 03/05/2008
Contact Information: Kelsey O’Neil 617-918-1049

(Boston, Mass. – March 5, 2008) Thomas White of the Wastewater Engineering Bureau of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services was recently honored with the "2007 State Wastewater On-Site Technical Assistance Provider Award" by EPA.

EPA’s New England office formally acknowledged Mr. White at the annual New England Water Environment Association Conference at the Boston Copley Marriott Hotel on January 30th.

The EPA award program recognizes state personnel in the wastewater field who have provided invaluable technical assistance and training to municipal wastewater treatment facilities throughout New England.

Mr. White has provided essential on-site technical assistance and training to wastewater treatment plant operators in New Hampshire for over 25 years. Mr. White has the professional respect of not only his peers, but more importantly, wastewater treatment plant superintendents and operators throughout New Hampshire.

“The professionals providing technical assistance and training to wastewater treatment plants play a crucial role in ensuring that our lakes and rivers are protected from unnecessary pollution,” said Robert W. Varney, regional administrator for EPA's New England Office. "I am proud to acknowledge Tom White’s contributions to keeping New Hampshire’s waterways clean.”

For more information: http://www.epa.gov/ne/topics/water/wwater.html and
http://www.epa.gov/owm/mtb/intnet.htm