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Dunbar sanitary board receives national environmental award

Release Date: 11/18/2004
Contact Information: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567

Contact: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today presented the City of Dunbar Sanitary Board in Kanawha County, W. Va. with a national award for excellence in operation and maintenance of its wastewater treatment facility.

The national 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.

“This national award recognizes the outstanding commitment that the Dunbar Sanitary Board has to protect the environment in their community. Many significant improvements in our nation’s water quality can be attributed to better wastewater treatment success stories like this,” 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.