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Dunbar sanitary board receives environmental award
Release Date: 12/17/2003
Contact Information: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567
Contact: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented the City of Dunbar Sanitary Board, in Kanawha County, W. Va. 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 city is receiving the award in the “most improved” category, which consists of facilities that have exhibited a significant improvement in operations and maintenance.
“Many significant improvements in our nation’s water quality can be attributed to better wastewater treatment. This award recognizes the outstanding job that the Dunbar Sanitary Board is doing to protect the environment,” said Donald S. Welsh, regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.
EPA reviews mountains of 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.
Welsh said the management and staff of the Dunbar Sanitary Board 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.