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UMASS-Lowell Professor Recognized by EPA for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Service

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

BOSTON - Donald Pottle, Professor at the University of Massachusetts - Lowell, was honored recently by EPA for the outstanding job he performed over the years both facilitating and performing hands on training for thousands of wastewater treatment plant operators throughout New England. Mr. Pottle was given a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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. Mr. Pottle was one of the first individuals to ever pass the Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Plant exam over 40 years ago and has not looked back since. He continues to provide training to operators throughout New England and his dedication and commitment to the wastewater field is an inspiration to all.

"The professionals operating these wastewater treatment plants, as well as the municipalities and the state environmental agencies that support and train them, are essential to keeping our environment healthy by protecting water quality. I am proud to acknowledge Mr. Pottle'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. Pottle 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