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Jewett City, Conn. Wastewater Treatment Facility Recognized for Excellence

Release Date: 01/27/2011
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

(Boston, Mass. – Jan. 27, 2011) – The Jewett City, Conn. Wastewater Treatment Facility was recently selected by EPA for a Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award.

The entire staff of Jewett City facility, led by David Drobiak, Superintendent, was recognized by EPA's New England Office for exceptional work in operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant. The plant was among three facilities in New England acknowledged for exemplary performance during 2010.

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection was very supportive of the nomination for this facility. In addition, the facility has been provided with outstanding support from the Town of Jewett City and the Department of Public Utilities (Kenneth Sullivan, Director).

“The professionals operating these wastewater treatment plants, as well as the municipalities and the state environmental agencies that support them, are essential to keeping our communities and 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 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant 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 plant operations and maintenance and on-going operator training. More often than not, and particularly with the smaller facilities, conscientious operators and staff continue to perform exceptionally with limited resources.

The Jewett City, Connecticut Wastewater Treatment Facility was acknowledged on January 26th at the annual New England Water Environment Association Conference in Boston.

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