New England WEA Recognizes 3 from Veolia Water

The New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) last week recognized three employees from Veolia Water North America for outstanding work preserving water quality in the region.

Michael Hodde took home the 2009 Operator of the Year Award, Scott Goodinson won the Alfred E. Pelonquin Award, and Richard Salisbury received the J.J. Courchaine Collections Systems Award.

Hodde works at the Veolia Water-operated Woonsocket, R.I., wastewater facility for his high level of interest and performance in wastewater operations and significant contributions to the wastewater field.

Goodinson, who works at the Veolia Water-operated Cranston, R.I., wastewater facility, was recognized for his interest and performance in wastewater operations in each of the six New England states. It recognizes significant contributions to the wastewater field in such areas as improvements to the environment, cost-effective plant operations, and related activities. The award is accompanied by a nomination from NEWEA to the Water Environment Foundation for consideration of a national award.

Salisbury, also of Cranston, R.I., was recognized for his outstanding efforts in the operation, maintenance, management, and design of a wastewater collection system.

Veolia Water has operated facilities on the East Coast for more than 25 years. The company employs more than 500 employees in New England.

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