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Wells receives Plant Operator of the Year award

MIDDLEBURY WASTEWATER SUPERINTENDENT Bob Wells, second from left, was among four Vermonters to be awarded A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator of the Year Award by the EPA. Photo courtesy of Kathrine Boyk

MIDDLEBURY — Robert Wells, the wastewater superintendent for the Middlebury Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility, was recently awarded the 2023 EPA Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator of the Year Award. Bob received this honor for his “outstanding work over the years operating and maintaining the facility.” Bob was also instrumental in responding to last summer’s flooding. His commitment to Middlebury’s wastewater facility and the community is exemplary.

The award is given by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) New England Office. Only seven individuals in New England received the award, and it is notable that four of them are from Vermont. In addition to Bob, the other Vermont recipients are Ken LaCasse (Hardwick wastewater treatment facility), Joe Gaudiana (Ludlow wastewater treatment facility), and Dan Copp (Johnson wastewater treatment facility).

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