Boston, Mass. -- Harry Butland, Jr., Chief Operator of the Marlborough (Westerly), Mass. Wastewater Treatment Plant was honored by EPA with a '2013 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Excellence Award' recently. Mr. Butland was selected for the recognition because of the outstanding job he has performed over the years in operating and maintaining the Marlborough Westerly facility.
The EPA Regional Wastewater Awards Program recognizes personnel in the wastewater field who have provided important public service managing and operating wastewater treatment facilities throughout New England. The Central Regional Office of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection was instrumental in Mr. Butland's nomination.
“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. EPA is proud to acknowledge Mr. Butland's outstanding contributions to help protect public health and water quality for so many years and to give him the credit he deserves,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA's New England Office.
- Wastewater issues in New England (http://www.epa.gov/ne/topics/water/wwater.html)
- EPA's Sustainable Water Leadership Program (http://www.epa.gov/owm/mtb/intnet.htm)