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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has named three Indiana wastewater treatment plants--Florence Regional Sewage District, the City of Franklin and Lake Monroe Regional Sewer District in Bloomington--among the best operated in the six-state region for 2004.
They are three of 10 plants to receive EPA Regional Operation and Maintenance Awards this year.
The Florence Regional Sewage District was recognized for having the best plant in the "small, advanced treatment" category. It serves about 240 people in Florence and the surrounding area and is managed by Shannon Jackson, superintendent and chief operator.
The Franklin facility was recognized for having the best plant in the "medium, advanced treatment" category. It serves about 20,000 people in Franklin and the surrounding area and is managed by Rick Littleton, wastewater superintendent.
The Caslon Treatment Facility of the Lake Monroe Regional Sewer District was recognized as the best plant in the "small, secondary treatment" category. It serves about 3,000 people in the area around Lake Monroe including homes, a golf course, the Pointe Resort and the community of Harrodsburg. Jeff Farmer is the plant manager.