United Water awarded by US EPA for Outstanding Operations in Rhode Island



We are thrilled to share with you that the US EPA has awarded our Westerly, Rhode Island Wastewater Treatment Plant with the Regional EPA Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award for its operational excellence.

The plant can treat up to 3.3 million gallons of wastewater each day and serves a population of 23,000. Rhode Island of Environmental Management (RIDEM) nominated the plant  in acknowledgement of the outstanding work of our dedicated Westerly plant staff under the leadership of Scott Duerr, project manager and Paul Corina, Utilities Superintendent for the Town of Westerly.

Being recognized by US EPA is another feather in the cap for the Westerly plant. The plant and its staff have received numerous awards in the past, including the 2009 Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association (NWPCA) award for Most Efficient Small Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility, the 2006 NWPCA Safety Award, and the NWPCA’s 2003 Most Improved Plant in Water Pollution Control. Plant manager Scott Duerr’s success dates back to 1998, when he was awarded Operator of the Year by the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA).

In addition to the Westerly plant in Rhode Island, we also operate the East Providence, RI, wastewater treatment plant; the Bucklin Point Wastewater Treatment Facility, which serves about one-third of East Providence, for the Narragansett Bay Commission; and the Newport and Warren wastewater treatment facilities.

Our CEO, Bertrand Camus said it best, “we are grateful to the EPA and RIDEM for acknowledging the work we’ve done for the people of Rhode Island. We are proud of our people, our performance and the reputation that we have worked so hard to achieve over the 140 years that we have been in business.”

Congratulation Westerly team!


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