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City of Dover, N.H. Industrial Pretreatment Program Recognized for Excellence

Release Date: 02/19/2013
Contact Information: David Deegan, 617-918-1017

(Boston, Mass. - Feb. 19, 2013) - The Dover N.H. Wastewater Treatment Plant was recently selected by EPA for a 2012 Regional Industrial Pretreatment Program Excellence Award.

The pretreatment program staff of Dover, N.H., led by Arnie Powers, Pretreatment Coordinator, was recognized by EPA's New England Office for exceptional work in inspecting, permitting and sampling its industrial users that discharge industrial waste into the City’s collection system. Mr. Power’s effort to provide oversight of the City’s food establishment sector was one of the primary reasons for the award nomination. For many years, the City has also submitted outstanding annual industrial pretreatment reports which detail pretreatment program highlights over the course of the year. The plant was among two facilities in New England acknowledged for exemplary industrial pretreatment program performance during 2012.

“The professionals operating these wastewater treatment plants, as well as the municipalities and the state environmental agencies that support them, are key to keeping our environment healthy. I am proud to give them the credit they deserve,” said Curt Spalding, Regional Administrator of EPA's New England Office.

The EPA Regional Industrial Pretreatment Program Excellence Award was established to recognize and honor employees of publicly owned wastewater treatment plants for their commitment to improving water quality through outstanding oversight of its industrial users discharging to the municipal sewer system. More often than not, and particularly with the smaller facilities, conscientious pretreatment coordinators and staff continue to perform exceptionally with limited resources.

The City of Dover was presented the Excellence Award at the 14th Annual EPA New England Industrial Pretreatment Program Conference on October 17, 2012 and was also acknowledged on January 30, 2013, at the annual New England Water Environment Association Conference in Boston.

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