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Fair Haven, Vermont Wastewater Treatment Superintendent Recognized for Outstanding Service

Release Date: 02/21/2013
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

(Boston, Mass. – Feb. 21, 2013) – Peter Laramie, Chief Operator of the Fair Haven, Vermont Wastewater Treatment Plant is being honored with a "2012 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Excellence Award" by EPA.

Mr. Laramie has done an outstanding job over the years in maintaining and operating the facility. Mr. Laramie and his staff have also done significant work in recent years to optimize biological phosphorous and nitrogen removal at the facility and have successfully reduced the nutrient loadings discharged to the Castleton River and ultimately Lake Champlain.

The EPA Regional Wastewater Awards Program recognizes personnel in the wastewater field who have provided invaluable public service managing and operating wastewater treatment facilities throughout New England. The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation was instrumental in Mr. Laramie's nomination.

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

EPA’s New England office formally acknowledged Mr. Laramie for his fine work during the annual New England Water Environment Association Conference at the Boston Copley Marriott Hotel on January 30th. Mr. Laramie will also be acknowledged at the May 2013 Green Mountain Water Environment Association annual spring meeting in Killington, Vermont.

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

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