BOSTON — The waste-water treatment plants in Mars Hill and Wilton were honored this week in Boston as regional winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s award for operations and maintenance excellence.
“These publicly owned waste-water plants are the cream of the crop for 1997,” said John P. DeVillars, administrator of the EPA’s New England office, in a prepared statement. “These facilities — and the professionals who run them — deserve a lot of credit for making our water bodies cleaner and healthier.”
The Mars Hill facility received the Most Improved Treatment Plant Award, established to recognize exceptional efforts by treatment plant personnel and local officials to boost a facility’s performance. The facility was represented by Plant Superintendent Jeff Saucier and Donald Albert and Dick Archer of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
The facilities are among nine New England waste-water treatment plants competing for the EPA national operation and maintenance excellence awards.
The other plants competing for the awards are in Danbury, Conn.; Dartmouth, Southbridge, and Upper Blackstone, Mass.; Rockingham County Home, N.H.; Quonset Point, R.I.; and Whitingham, Vt.