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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Wastewater Treatment Plant Recognized for Excellence

Contact Information: 
David Deegan (deegan.dave@epa.gov)

BOSTON - The Massachusetts Maritime Academy 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 Academy Wastewater Treatment Plant is led by Chief Operator, and his staff, Donald Fucile and Thomas Mestieri. The plant was recognized for exceptional work in operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection was instrumental in nominating this facility which is located in Buzzards Bay, Mass. 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 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.