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Pembroke Treatment facility Honored For Environmental Performance

Release Date: 11/2/2000
Contact Information: Roy Seneca, (215) 814-5567

Roy Seneca, 215-814-5567

PEMBROKE, Va. – The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency today presented the Pembroke Wastewater Treatment facility with an award for excellence in operations and maintenance.

The award honors the staff involved in the day-to-day operations of the facility, and recognizes local officials for their commitment to protect their community’s environment. The plant is owned and operated by the town of Pembroke.

“Over the past 25 years many significant improvements in our nation’s water quality can be attributed to better wastewater treatment. This award recognizes the outstanding job that the people at the Pembroke facility are doing to protect Virginia’s environment,” said Bradley Campbell, mid-Atlantic regional administrator.

The award is presented annually to the best municipal wastewater treatment facilities in EPA’s mid-Atlantic region, which encompasses 2,059 facilities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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.

Campbell said the management and staff of the Engineering Department 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.