Sen. Witkos Congratulates Canton Wastewater Treatment Facility for National Excellence Award

February 9, 2018

Canton’s wastewater treatment facility has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its commitment to improving water quality.

The facility was recently named a 2017 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award Recipient.

“It is great to see our local facility and its employees recognized for their dedication to managing and operating a safe and healthy wastewater treatment plant,” said Deputy Senate Republican President Pro Tempore  Kevin Witkos (R-Canton). “Under the leadership of Superintendent Roger Ignazio, the Canton facility was identified as a role model for the New England region. I thank the entire staff for their commitment to our community and applaud them for this well-deserved recognition.”

According to a news release from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Office issued this week, the Canton Water Pollution Control Facility was selected by EPA for a 2017 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award in recognition of exceptional work in operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant.

“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. “We are proud to acknowledge this staff’s outstanding contributions to help protect public health and water quality and to give them the credit they deserve.”

According to the EPA New England, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection nominated the facility for consideration for the award. The facility was one of seven facilities in New England acknowledged for exemplary performance during 2017.  EPA’s New England office formally acknowledged the Canton facility for its work during the annual New England Water Environment Association Conference last month.