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Town of Merrimack, New Hampshire Industrial Pretreatment Program Recognized for Excellence

Release Date: 11/23/2010
Contact Information: Paula Ballentine, 617-918-1027

(Boston--November 23, 2010) The Town of Merrimack, New Hampshire was recently selected by EPA New England for a 2010 Regional Industrial Pretreatment Program Excellence Award.

The pretreatment program staff of Merrimack, NH, led by Roger Descoteaux, Pretreatment Coordinator, was recognized by EPA's New England Office for exceptional work in inspecting, permitting, sampling and overall oversight of its industrial users. The plant was among three facilities in New England acknowledged for exemplary performance during 2010.

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

The Town of Merrimack was presented the Award at the 12th Annual EPA New England Industrial Pretreatment Program Conference on October 13th, but will also be acknowledged on January 26, 2011, at the annual New England Water Environment Association Conference in Boston.

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