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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release
September 20, 2006
CONTACT: Ria Convery, Communications Director
(617) 788-1105, <>


MWRA Named "Utility of the Year" by New England Water Works Association

utility of the year award
Award recipients photo

Left to right: Jae Kim, MWRA Director of Water Engineering; Mike Covellone, Chair of the Utility of the Year Awards Committee; Fred Laskey, MWRA Executive Director; Mike Hornbrook, Chief Operating Officer; Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, Planning Director; Maureen McAvoy, Design Manager; and Bill Sullivan, Design Manager.

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Sung award photo

Left to right: NEWWA President Tony Zuena - SEA Consultants; Windsor Sung, MWRA; and Tom Knowleton - NEWWA Publications Awards Committee.

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The New England Water Works Association has named the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority “Utility of the Year” at is 125th Annual Conference last night in Danvers.

The award recognizes MWRA’s massive upgrades to its water infrastructure, including the 17.6-mile MetroWest Water Supply Tunnel, the state-of-the-art John J. Carroll ozone water treatment plant and covered storage tanks throughout the district that will guarantee some of the best drinking water in the country for generations to come. This is the first year this award was given out.  MWRA was recognized in the large utility class.

In addition, Windsor Sung, MWRA’s Program Manager for Chemistry, received the 2006 Dexter Brackett Award, which recognizes the author of the most meritorious paper published in the previous year of the Journal of NEWWA.

Windsor’s paper dealt with the issue of balancing lead and disinfection by-product formation while using the Wachusett aqueduct and Wachusett temporary disinfection facility during start-up of MWRA’s new water facilities.

The New England Water Works Association is a not-for-profit organization. Established in 1882, the association is the leading authority on education, training opportunities, and public outreach to protect and improve drinking water and water utility operations.



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