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TOMORROW: EPA and TDEC to Recognize Tennessee Water and Wastewater Utilities for Energy Savings

Release Date: 10/10/2012
Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, 404-562-8293 (direct), 404-562-8400 (main),

ATLANTA – At a ceremony in Nashville on Thursday, EPA and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) officials will recognize seven water and wastewater utilities throughout Tennessee that have reduced energy demand at their facilities by more than 15 percent. Reducing energy consumption will result in cost savings for the utilities and their customers, and also yield substantial health and environmental benefits across the state.

Gwen Keyes Fleming, EPA Regional Administrator;
Bob Martineau, TDEC Commissioner;
Mayor Karl Dean;
Shari Meghreblian, Ph.D, TDEC Deputy Commissioner;
Frank Wallace, Executive Secretary, Caryville-Jacksboro Utilities Commission; and
Mark Hilty, Director, City of Franklin Water Management Department

Recognition of Tennessee Water and Wastewater Energy Efficiency Partnership

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, 10 - 10:30 a.m.

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
600 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, Tenn.

The Tennessee Water and Wastewater Energy Efficiency Partnership began earlier this year as a collaboration of EPA Region 4, TDEC, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the University of Memphis, the University of Tennessee’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service, the Environmental Finance Center (University of North Carolina) and Schneider Electric. It is the first statewide effort of its kind in the Southeast.

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