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Fairmont Wastewater Treatment Plant Receives National Award for Environmental Performance

Release Date: 10/26/2001
Contact Information: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567

Contact: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented the Fairmont Sanitary Sewer Board in Fairmont, W. Va.., with a national award for excellence in operation and maintenance of its wastewater treatment facility.

The award honors the staff involved in the day-to-day operations of the facility, and recognizes local officials for their commitment to maintain and protect their community’s environment. Fairmont received a second place national award in the “medium-advanced” category, which consists of facilities that treat between one and 10 million gallons of sewage per day.

“Many significant improvements in our nation’s water quality can be attributed to better wastewater treatment. This award recognizes the outstanding job that people at the Fairmont facility are doing to protect the environment,” said Donald S. Welsh, regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.

EPA reviews mountains of data to determine the winners of this award. Award recipients are selected for their performance in complying with wastewater discharge permits, maintenance management, laboratory practices, personnel training, and public awareness needs.

Welsh said the management and staff of the Fairmont facility are to be congratulated for their professionalism and determination. He said it’s evident that the staff involved in the day-to-day operations of the facility are highly trained and devoted to the environment.

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