Saturday, May 27, 2017

EPA honors retired Massachusetts Water Resource Authority engineer

A retired engineer with the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) has been awarded the 2016 Regional Lifetime Achievement Award by Environmental Protection Agency.

During his tenure with MWRA, Charlie Tyler provided training and technical assistance to wastewater professionals in New England throughout his many years of employment with MWRA, the EPA said in a news release. Tyler was noted for the animated tours he gave at the MWRA Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Tyler was recognized for his work by the EPA's New England office during the recent annual New England Water Environment Association Conference, the release said.

“The professionals operating wastewater treatment plants play a very important role in keeping our communities and environment healthy by protecting water quality” Deborah Szaro, acting regional administrator of EPA's New England office, said in the release. “We are proud to acknowledge Mr. Tyler's outstanding contributions to help protect public health and water quality for so many years and to give him the credit he deserves,” she said.

The EPA Regional Wastewater Awards Program recognizes “personnel in the wastewater field who have provided invaluable public service managing and operating wastewater treatment facilities throughout New England,” the release said.

The EPA Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award was established to recognize publicly owned wastewater treatment plant employees for their commitment to improving water quality.

“More often than not, and particularly with the smaller facilities, conscientious operators and staff continue to perform exceptionally with limited resources,” the release said.


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