Peter Laramie, Chief Operator of the Fair Haven, VT, Wastewater Treatment Plant is being honored with a “2012 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Excellence Award” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
According to the EPA Region 1 (New England) Office, Mr. Laramie has done an outstanding job over the years in maintaining and operating the facility. Mr. Laramie and his staff have also done significant work in recent years to optimize biological phosphorous and nitrogen removal at the facility and have successfully reduced the nutrient loadings discharged to the Castleton River and ultimately Lake Champlain.
The EPA Regional Wastewater Awards Program is designed to recognize personnel in the wastewater field who have provided invaluable public service managing and operating wastewater treatment facilities throughout New England.
“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, in a prepared statement.
EPA’s New England office formally acknowledged Mr. Laramie for his fine work during the annual New England Water Environment Association Conference on 30 January. Mr. Laramie will also be acknowledged at the May 2013 Green Mountain Water Environment Association annual spring meeting in Killington, Vermont.