Wastewater treatment plant earns award

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The city of Greencastle received a pair of honors at the recent 75th annual conference of the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA).

The IWEA honored the Greencastle Wastewater Treatment Plant with the Municipal Safety Award, while Greencastle Utilities Superintendent Richard Hedge was awarded the L.L. Larson Safety Award during the Nov. 16-18 conference at Indianapolis.

The Municipal Safety Award is designed to recognize treatment plants that grade high in merit points to such an extent that a plant may sustain a minimum of loss-time accidents.

For scoring greater than 95 percent on a 100-point inspection that occurred recently at the plant, the IWEA awarded the Greencastle plant its top distinction.

"The Greencastle Wastewater Treatment Plant employees worked hard to earn this award," Superintendent Hedge said. "They made every effort to maintain safety at our plant."

Meanwhile, Hedge received the L.L. Larson Safety Award for being the person responsible for bringing about safety improvements in the operation of a wastewater treatment facility.

The Indiana Water Environment Association is comprised of dedicated water quality professionals whose background ranges from operations to engineering for the wastewater industry. The association provides educational opportunities for members and the public to learn about the importance of protecting Indiana's waterways.

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