Veolia Water Takes Home Four Awards at the New England Water Environment
BOSTON, Jan. 30, 2013
Awards recognize dedication to safety and environmental excellence
BOSTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veolia Water, the world
leader in water and wastewater services, was honored today with four awards at
the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Conference in Boston.
The awards recognize success in providing clean water, ensuring employee
safety and delivering longstanding environmental service.
The wastewater treatment facility in Lynn, Mass., managed by Veolia Water,
received the 2012 Water Environment Federation (WEF) George W. Burke Jr.
Award, representing a strong commitment to employee safety. The award was
established in 1982 to promote an active safety program in municipal and
industrial wastewater facilities.
The Taunton, Mass., wastewater treatment facility, also managed by Veolia
Water, was awarded the EPA's 2012 Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP)
Regional Excellence Award. The award honors "the best of the best" industrial
pretreatment programs, and goes to facilities that effectively regulate
industrial discharges to their sanitary sewer systems.
Alfred F. Waitt, Veolia Water's project manager in Lynn, was inducted into
WEF's Quarter Century Operator's Club, which recognizes operators' service and
dedication to the environmental field. George Vercelli, Veolia Water's senior
capital program management project manager, received WEF's "Life Member"
Award, honoring a long career of committed service in the environmental
"The commitment to safety and sustainable practices delivered every day by
these employees is something we hold in the highest regard at Veolia," said
Laurent Auguste, president & CEO, Veolia Water Americas. "These awards
recognize their commitment to safety processes and the environment. We are
very proud of their work."
The awards were presented today at the New England Water Environment
Association Conference at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel.
Based in Chicago, Veolia Water North America is the leading provider of
comprehensive water and wastewater partnership services to municipal and
industrial customers, providing services to people in approximately 550 North
American communities. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement
companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees providing
sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services, and
Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader
in water and wastewater services and technological solutions. Its parent
company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE), is the
worldwide reference in environmental services. With more than 315,000
employees, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of $38 billion in
2011. Visit the company's Web sites at www.veolianorthamerica.com and
www.veoliawaterna.com, or on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/veoliawaterna.
SOURCE Veolia Water North America
Contact: Matt Demo, Veolia Water North America, +1-312-552-2887,
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