The Lititz, Pa., Sewer Authority has been awarded the U.S. EPA Region III Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Excellence Award in the Medium Size Advanced Wastewater Treatment category. This is the second time Lititz has won the award, presented annually by the EPA in recognition of outstanding O&M practices and compliance status. The agency's 3.85-mgd, two-stage activated sludge facility is operated and maintained by Severn Trent Services, Fort Washington, Pa.

The awards program highlights effective local O&M and recognizes the commitment by local officials and plant personnel to maintaining and protecting the nation's environmental infrastructure. It also aims to increase awareness of wastewater treatment facilities' contribution to clean water.

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