Environmental Protection

N.H. Environment Agency's Ripple Wins National Honor

Wes Ripple of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services was recently honored with the "2008 National 104(g) Program’s Wastewater Operator Trainer’s On-Site Technical Assistance Award” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management formally acknowledged Ripple at the annual National 104(g) Wastewater Operator Trainers’ Conference this past June in Chicago, Ill.

Ripple received the award for outstanding efforts in helping the town of Bristol Wastewater Treatment Facility attain first place in the “Most Improved Plant Category” that was part of the 2008 EPA National Operations and Maintenance Excellence Awards Program.

“The professionals providing on-site technical assistance to wastewater treatment plant personnel play an essential role in ensuring water quality protection,” said Ira Leighton, acting regional administrator for EPA's New England Office. "I am proud to acknowledge Mr. Ripple’s ongoing contributions and commitment to provide necessary technical assistance to municipal wastewater professionals so they may be able to better protect water quality and public health, as well as to keep New Hampshire’s waterways clean. We are honored to have Mr. Ripple receive this well-deserved recognition on a national level.”

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