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Southern Ute Tribe earns EPA Clean Water Act award

Release Date: 08/27/2007
Contact Information: Bruce Suchomel, 303-312-6001, Diane Sanelli, 303-312-7822,

Tribal wastewater treatment plant to receive recognition.

      Denver, Colo., Aug. 27, 2007 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will present a wastewater management award to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe on Aug. 28.

      EPA Region 8 Assistant Administrator Steve Tuber said, “This EPA award recognizes innovative processes and practices at wastewater treatment facilities. Well-managed facilities such as this one help ensure a clean environment and protect the public’s health.”

      At 6 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the Southern Ute Tribe Growth Fund Building in Ignacio, CO, EPA officials will present a Regional First Place Award for outstanding and innovative achievements through operations and maintenance at the Southern Ute Tribe Wastewater Treatment Facility. During the past year the facility demonstrated outstanding automation, equipment maintenance management, and plant staffing/training techniques and operations. The award will be presented during an award meeting to the wastewater treatment plant supervisor Fred Robyns.
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