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Cheshire, CT Wastewater Treatment Facility is EPA Award Winner

Release Date: 02/08/2002
Contact Information: Andrew Spejewski EPA Press Office (617-918-1014)

BOSTON – The municipal wastewater treatment facility in Cheshire, Conn. was recently selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a New England Regional Operations and Maintenance Excellence Award. The town's treatment plant staff was recognized by EPA's New England Office for their outstanding work in operating and maintaining the facility and their overall commitment to improving water quality. The Cheshire plant was among only four facilities in New England recognized for their exemplary performance.

"The front lines in the fight for clean water are the people running wastewater treatment plants, who are out there every day making sure our rivers and lakes are protected," said Robert W. Varney, regional administrator for EPA's New England Office. "These award winners have done a tremendous job, and deserve to be recognized."

The annual EPA New England Operations & Maintenance Excellence Awards were established to recognize the staff of publicly owned wastewater treatment plants for their commitment to improving water quality through not only outstanding and innovative operation and maintenance, but also continued compliance with permit requirements, effective financial management, and on-going operator training.

James Theriault, superintendent of the Cheshire Wastewater Treatment Plant, accepted the award on behalf of the Town of Cheshire and the wastewater treatment facility staff at the annual New England Water Environment Association Conference in late January in Boston. This facility will be under consideration as a nominee for a national EPA award later this year.