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N.H. Dept. of Environmental Services Civil Servant Recognized for Outstanding Service

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

BOSTON - Ray Gordon, Septage Coordinator of the N.H. Dept. of Environmental Services (NHDES) is being honored with a "2014 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Trainer of the Year Excellence Award" by EPA. Mr. Gordon has done an outstanding job over the years both facilitating and performing hands on training for many wastewater treatment plant operators throughout New England.

The EPA Regional Wastewater Awards Program recognizes personnel in the wastewater field who have provided invaluable public service managing and operating wastewater treatment facilities throughout New England. In addition, Mr. Gordon is being acknowledged for his outstanding oversight of the Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) program and his continued persistence to educate individuals on proper protocol for managing FOG waste.

"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 acknowledge Mr. Gordon's outstanding contributions to help protect public health and water quality for so many years and to give him the credit he deserves," said Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA's New England Office.

EPA's New England office formally acknowledged Mr. Gordon for his outstanding work during the annual New England Water Environment Association Conference at the Boston Copley Marriott Hotel on January 28th.

For more information: www.epa.gov/ne/topics/water/wwater.html and www.epa.gov/owm/mtb/intnet.htm