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Smithfield, Rhode Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Recognized for Excellence

Release Date: 03/03/2016
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

BOSTON – The Smithfield, R.I. Wastewater Treatment Plant was recently honored with a “2015 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award” by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s New England regional office. The Smithfield Wastewater Treatment Plant, led by Superintendent Karen Goffe, was recognized for exceptional work in operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant. The plant was one of five facilities in New England acknowledged for exemplary performance during 2015.

The EPA Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award was established to recognize and honor the employees of publicly owned wastewater treatment plants for their commitment to improving water quality with outstanding plant operations and maintenance. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management was instrumental in nominating the Smithfield Facility.

“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 and our communities healthy by protecting water quality. I am proud to acknowledge these outstanding contributions to help protect public health and water quality and give these operators the credit they deserve,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA's New England Office.

EPA’s New England office formally acknowledged the Smithfield Wastewater Treatment Plant for their outstanding work during the annual New England Water Environment Association Conference in Boston on January 27th.

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