Burrillville, R.I. Wastewater Treatment Plant Recognized for Excellence


BOSTON – The Burrillville R.I. Sewer Commission was recently honored with a “2015
Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award” by the US Environmental
Protection Agency’s New England regional office. The Commission, led by
Superintendent John E. Martin, III, was recognized 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 2015.

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. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management was
instrumental in nominating the Burrillville Facility.

“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 Burrillville Sewer Commission was acknowledged for its outstanding work at the
annual New England Water Environment Association Conference in Boston.