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Burrillville, R.I. Wastewater Treatment Plant Recognized for Excellence
BOSTON - The Burrillville R.I. Sewer Commission was recently honored with a "2015 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award" by the US Environmental Protection Agency's New England regional office. The Commission, led by Superintendent John E. Martin, III, 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 its commitment to improving water quality with outstanding plant operations and maintenance. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management was instrumental in nominating the Burrillville 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 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.
The Burrillville Sewer Commission was acknowledged for its outstanding work at the annual New England Water Environment Association Conference in Boston.