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Lebanon, N.H. Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Recognized for Outstanding Service

Release Date: 01/23/2012
Contact Information: David Deegan, 617-918-1017

(Boston—Jan. 23, 2012) Donald Schagen, Superintendent of the Lebanon, N.H. Wastewater Treatment Plant is being honored with a "2011 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Excellence Award" by EPA.   

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 New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services was instrumental in Mr. Schagen’s nomination.  

Mr. Schagen has been the Superintendent of the Lebanon Wastewater Treatment Plant for the past 12 years.  He has been with the City of Lebanon for over 22 years and has been in the wastewater treatment profession since 1978.   He has done an outstanding job over the years, and is extremely well regarded.  by his peers, state and federal personnel.  In fact, the City of Lebanon Wastewater Treatment Plant (Don and his entire plant staff) was a past recipient of a National EPA Wastewater Operations and Maintenance Excellence Award. 

“The professionals operating these wastewater treatment plants, as well as the municipalities and the state environmental agencies that support them, are essential to keeping our environment healthy by protecting water quality.  I am proud to acknowledge Mr. Schagen’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 will formally acknowledge Mr. Schagen’s outstanding contributions during the annual New England Water Environment Association Conference  on January 25th.

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