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Communities Win Blue Ribbons for Clean Water

Release Date: 10/20/2008
Contact Information: Enesta Jones, (202) 564-4355 /

(10/20/08) Keeping our nation’s water clean is a priority and communities are stepping up efforts to keep it that way. EPA is congratulating 24 municipalities and industries in particular for making outstanding and creative technological achievements in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement programs this past year.

These organizations are the recipients of the 2008 National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards. They were recognized for demonstrating outstanding water quality achievements for projects and programs in five award categories: operations and maintenance, exemplary biosolids management, implementation and enforcement of local pretreatment programs, cost-effective stormwater controls, and combined sewer overflow controls.

The awards program, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is in its 23rd year. It recognizes wastewater treatment facilities and their contributions to protecting the public’s health and safety and the nation’s water quality.

List of the winners: