EPA honors 3 wastewater treatment facilities in R.I., program in Mass.

THREE WASTEWATER TREATMENT facilities in Rhode Island and one wastewater treatment program in Massachusetts were honored for excellence by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
THREE WASTEWATER TREATMENT facilities in Rhode Island and one wastewater treatment program in Massachusetts were honored for excellence by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

PROVIDENCE – Three wastewater treatment facilities in Rhode Island and one wastewater treatment program in Massachusetts were recently honored for excellence, the New England office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.

The Narragansett Bay Commission Fields Point Wastewater Treatment Facility in Providence, the Narragansett Wastewater Treatment Facility, the Jamestown Wastewater Treatment Facility and the North Attleborough Industrial Pretreatment Program were honored.

Ten such honors were bestowed in the New England region. Seven were awarded to facilities, two to programs and one to the the chief operator of a wastewater treatment facility in Burlington, Vt.

“The professionals operating wastewater treatment plants play a very important role in keeping our communities and environment healthy by protecting water quality,” said Alexandra Dunn, regional administrator of EPA’s New England office, in a statement.

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