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Exeter Wastewater Treatment Honored For Environmental Performance

Release Date: 11/16/1999
Contact Information: Felicia Dailey (215) 814-5524

Felicia Dailey (215) 814-5524

EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has presented the Exeter Township wastewater treatment plant in Berks County with the agency’s Operations and Maintenance Excellence Award.

The award is presented annually to the best wastewater treatment facilities in EPA’s mid-Atlantic region, which encompasses more than 3,700 facilities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

"Over the past 25 years, we have seen significant improvements in our nation’s water quality. Much of this improvement can be attributed to better wastewater treatment facilities. This award publicly recognizes the outstanding job that the Exeter Township plant is doing to protect our rivers and streams," said W. Michael McCabe, EPA regional administrator.

Award recipients are selected after evaluating how well the facilities comply with wastewater discharge permits, maintenance management, laboratory practices, personnel training and public awareness.

The operations and maintenance 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 environmental infrastructure.