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Recently Retired MWRA Employee Recognized for Outstanding Service

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BOSTON - Charlie Tyler, a resident of Sherborn, Mass. and a retired Engineer of the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA), is being honored with a "2016 Regional Lifetime Achievement Award" by EPA. Mr. Tyler has provided training and technical assistance to wastewater professionals in New England throughout his many years of employment with MWRA. Among other things, Mr. Tyler will always be remembered for his enthusiasm while narrating tours of the MWRA Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Facility to the many public, state and federal officials.

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. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection was instrumental in Mr. Tyler's nomination.

“The professionals operating wastewater treatment plants play a very important role in keeping our communities and environment healthy by protecting water quality. We are proud to acknowledge Mr. Tyler's outstanding contributions to help protect public health and water quality for so many years and to give him the credit he deserves,” said Deborah Szaro, acting regional administrator of EPA's New England Office.

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. More often than not, and particularly with the smaller facilities, conscientious operators and staff continue to perform exceptionally with limited resources. EPA's New England office formally acknowledged Mr. Tyler for his fine work during the annual New England Water Environment Association Conference last month.

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