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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has presented the Township of Dover, in York County, Pa., with a regional award for excellence in operation and maintenance of its wastewater treatment facility.
The award honors the staff involved in the day-to-day operations of the facility, and recognizes local officials for their commitment to maintain and protect their community's environment. The township is receiving the award in the "medium-advanced" category, which consists of facilities that treat more than one million gallons, but less than 10 million gallons of sewage per day. The plant is a regional facility serving Dover, Conewago, Manchester and West Manchester Townships.
"Many significant improvements in our nation's water quality can be attributed to better wastewater treatment. This award recognizes the outstanding job that people in Dover Township are doing to protect the environment," said Donald S. Welsh, regional administrator for EPA's mid-Atlantic region.
EPA reviews mountains of data and inspects the facilities to determine the winners of this award. Award recipients are selected for their performance in complying with wastewater discharge permits, maintenance management, laboratory practices, personnel training, and public awareness needs.
Welsh said the management and staff of the Dover Township wastewater treatment plant are to be congratulated for their professionalism and determination. He said it's evident that the staff involved in the day-to-day operations of the facility are highly trained and devoted to the environment.