(Saugus, MA) February 9, 2018 – Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree is pleased to announce that Saugus’ Department of Public Works Director Brendan O’Regan has been recognized for his long-term service and dedication in a difficult and dangerous profession as a recipient of the Water Environment Federation Quarter Century Operators’ Club Award.
O’Regan holds more than 25 years of experience in water pollution control, and he has actively participated in the day-to-day collections, maintenance, operations, laboratory, or management of a wastewater transportation or treatment facility for over 10 years.
O’Regan was presented with the Quarter Century Operators’ Club Award and honored during the prestigious New England Water Environment Association/Water Environment Foundation Annual Conference & Exhibit Awards Ceremony last month.
“It is a great honor for our administration and the community that our Department of Public Works Director Brendan O’Regan has been recognized by the Water Environment Federation,” said Town Manager Crabtree. “I am proud of Brendan’s hard work and dedication to the field, and I believe our community is better served because of his widespread knowledge and achievements.”
O’Regan is one of only three recipients of the Quarter Century Operators’ Club Award in 2017. Recipients must achieve the following criteria in order to be eligible to receive award:
- Be a member of the Water Environment Foundation for a minimum of five consecutive years immediately preceding application;
- Be a significant, full-time participant in the water environment profession for a minimum of 25 years; and
- Have worked as an active participant in the day-to-day collections, maintenance, operations, laboratory, or management of a wastewater transportation or treatment facility for at least 10 years.
“It is an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious organization as the Water Environment Foundation,” said O’Regan. “I would like to thank the Town Manager Scott Crabtree, my predecessors who came before me, and everyone who I have had the privilege of working with that has helped me and allowed us to complete many big projects that have immensely improved our infrastructure and benefitted the residents of Saugus.”
The Quarter Century Operators’ Club was created under the sponsorship of Frank Woodbury Jones, who served as the Clubs’ first registrar.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 34,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have worked to protect public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, the mission of WEF is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation.
About The Town of Saugus
The Town of Saugus, Massachusetts, is a family-friendly, historic neighborhood Town located along the north shore, ten miles north of Boston. First settled in 1629, Saugus is home to historic sites, top-tier public services, and a thriving business community. Strong community support, a forward-thinking approach to town government, rich recreational opportunities, affordable choices, and easy access to all the amenities that Boston has to offer – they all contribute to make Saugus a Town where businesses flourish and families make their home.
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