New Hampshire Wastewater Treatment Plant Recognized for Excellence

Feb. 13, 2015
The Penacook, N.H., plant was one of five facilities in New England acknowledged for exemplary performance during 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently selected the Penacook, N.H. Wastewater Treatment Plant for a 2014 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award.

EPA's New England office recognized the Penacook Wastewater Treatment Plant staff, led by Superintendent Mike Hanscom, for exceptional work in operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant. The plant was one of five facilities in New England acknowledged for exemplary performance during 2014.

“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 environment healthy by protecting water quality. 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 its commitment to improving water quality with outstanding plant operations and maintenance. More often than not, and particularly with the smaller facilities, conscientious operators and staff continue to perform exceptionally with limited resources.

The Penacook, N.H., Wastewater Treatment Plant was acknowledged for its outstanding work on Jan. 28, 2015 at the annual New England Water Environment Assn. Conference in Boston. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services was instrumental in nominating this facility.

Source: EPA

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