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Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation Employee Recognized for Outstanding Service in overseeing State Wastewater Operator Certification

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

(Boston—January 23, 2012)  Carole Fowler, an Environmental Technician with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, is being honored with a "2011 Regional State Wastewater Operator Certification Provider Excellence Award" by EPA.   

Ms. Fowler was nominated by a number of wastewater professionals in the state of Vermont and in New England.   The EPA award program recognizes personnel in the wastewater field who have provided invaluable operator training and professional certification assistance to wastewater treatment operators throughout New England.   Ms. Fowler has been with the Vermont DEC for 27 years and has been overseeing the State of Vermont Wastewater Operator Certification Program since 1994.  She has done an outstanding job to provide assistance to wastewater treatment operators throughout the state.

"I am proud to acknowledge Ms. Fowler’s contributions to ensure that municipal wastewater treatment professionals continue to acquire the proper training and maintain the necessary certification so they may be able to better protect water quality and public health,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator for EPA's New England Office.                                                                       

EPA’s New England office will formally acknowledge Ms. Fowler for her exceptional work during the annual New England Water Environment Association Conference in Boston on January 25th.  In addition, another opportunity to honor Ms. Fowler will be at the Green Mountain Water Environment Association Spring Conference scheduled in May of 2012 to be held in Killington, Vermont.

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