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JAMESTOWN WASTEWATER TREATMENT STAFF PRESENTED WITH EPA REGIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD TODAY
"This award is the latest example of a job well done by many working within the wastewater treatment profession in Rhode Island," said DEM Director W. Michael Sullivan, PhD. "EPA's recognition of Jamestown superintendent Doug Ouellette and his staff, David Greene and Paul Robertson, is a testament to the dedicated efforts of these individuals in operating and maintaining Jamestown's wastewater infrastructure. The award also underscores the important role that our wastewater collection and treatment systems play in our efforts to provide Rhode Islanders with clean water and environments."
DEM's Office of Water Resources nominated the Town employees for their overall excellence in managing the complex operations and maintenance of the treatment facility during a reconstruction phase of the two decade-old plant. In addition, the Town facility is one of only two plants in Rhode Island that recycle a portion of its treated effluent for a beneficial reuse. Jamestown's treated effluent assists in the irrigation of the Jamestown Golf Course.
EPA presented the award to Jamestown officials at the New England Water Environment Association annual winter conference held today in Boston.