News | January 15, 2014

Downingtown, Pa., Regional Water Pollution Control Center Wins Award For Outstanding Safety Program

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Twila Dixon (left), president of the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association, presents the association’s 2013 Plant Safety Award to Andre Fletcher, facility health and safety representative/lead operator for Severn Trent Services.

Operated and maintained by Severn Trent Services, the Downingtown, Pa., Regional Water Pollution Control Center (DRWPCC) was presented with the 2013 Plant Safety Award, Class II (nine or more employees) from the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association (EPWPCOA) on 15 November 2013.

The award was presented to the Downingtown facility following an audit of its safety program by members of the EPWPCOA safety committee. The audit included documentation of training, compliance with OSHA regulations and lost time accidents. Leading up to the award, the DRWPCC worked 1,429 days without a lost time accident.

The DRWPCC is a 7.5-million-gallons-per-day tertiary wastewater system that serves residents in the Borough of Downingtown and neighboring townships. Severn Trent Services has operated and maintained the facility since 1999.

“This award signifies our commitment to a comprehensive safety program that benefits the employees of the DRWPCC, the Downingtown Area Regional Authority and the citizens of Downingtown,” said David Fink, area manager for Severn Trent Services. Prior EPWPCOA safety awards were presented to the DRWPCC in 2003 and 2006.

About Severn Trent Services
Severn Trent Services with global headquarters in Fort Washington, Pa., USA, is a leading supplier of water and wastewater solutions. The company’s broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation and filtration technologies and contract operating services. Our operating services business provides contract management, operations support and systems improvements for utility, industrial and commercial water and wastewater customers in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy. Severn Trent Services is a member of the Severn Trent Plc (London: SVT.L) group of companies. Severn Trent is a FTSE 100 company. For more information, visit

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