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Annville Township Receives Regional Award for Environmental Performance

Release Date: 11/20/2003
Contact Information: Roy Seneca, 215-814-5567

Roy Seneca, 215-814-5567

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented the Township of Annville, in Lebanon County, Pa., with a regional award for excellence in operation and maintenance of its wastewater treatment facility.

The award honors the staff involved in the day-to-day operations of the facility, and recognizes local officials for their commitment to maintain and protect their community’s environment. The authority is receiving the award in the “small-advanced” category, which consists of facilities that treat less than 1 million gallons of sewage per day.

“Many significant improvements in our nation’s water quality can be attributed to better wastewater treatment. This award recognizes the outstanding job that people at Annville Township are doing to protect the environment,” said Donald S. Welsh, regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.

EPA reviews data and inspects the facilities to determine the winners of this award. Award recipients are selected for their performance in complying with wastewater discharge permits, maintenance management, laboratory practices, personnel training, and public awareness needs. This is the second time Annville Township was selected for the award. The township also received it in 1995.

Welsh said the management and staff of the Annville Township wastewater treatment plant are to be congratulated for their professionalism and determination. He said it’s evident that the staff involved in the day-to-day operations of the facility are highly trained and devoted to the environment.