Barnstable Official Receives Award from NE Water Environment Association

Operator of the Year for 2018
NEWEA President Janine Burke-Wells presents 2018 operator award to Town of Barnstable's Robert Delgado. (Courtesy photo)

From the Town of Barnstable:

During the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon, the final event that took place during New England Water Environment Association’s (NEWEA) 89th Annual Conference & Exhibit, Robert Delgado, Chief Operator/Deputy Division Supervisor of the Town of Barnstable’s Water Pollution Control Division, was honored with the Massachusetts Operator Award.

NEWEA’s Annual Conference, which takes place each year during the last week in January at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA, gathers over 2,000 water professionals for several days of technical sessions, exhibitor displays, student and professional poster presentations, and a Young Professionals Summit, among other events. The conference culminates with the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. During the ceremony, NEWEA’s leadership presents recipients with NEWEA, Water Environment Federation Member Association, and EPA Region One awards.

Robert Delgado received the Massachusetts Operator Award, which honors an individual who has shown a high interest and performance in wastewater operations. This award recognizes Robert’s years of hard work and dedication to the wastewater field.

“We’re pleased to have awarded Rob Delgado with Massachusetts Operator Award” said NEWEA Executive Director Mary Barry. “Professionals in the water industry work tirelessly, often without recognition, to protect, preserve, and manage New England’s water environment and access to clean water. Additionally, as a volunteer association, so much of what NEWEA does relies on the involvement of our members and volunteers. This award gives us the opportunity to recognize all that Rob has contributed to NEWEA and the New England water industry.”

Andrew Boulé, Division Supervisor for the Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works’ Water Pollution Control Division, said “Rob Delgado joined the Town of Barnstable in December of 2017 as the Chief Operator/Deputy Division Supervisor of the Water Pollution Control Division. He worked previously as the Assistant Chief Operator of the Town of Amherst Water Pollution Control Facility. His background in microbiology has proven valuable in maintaining a consistent wastewater treatment process at the Barnstable Water Pollution Control Facility. However, the most notable of Rob’s initiatives has been his emphasis on workplace safety. In his time with Barnstable, Rob has shown a strong commitment to public health, clean water, innovation, and the safety of his co-workers. This award is well deserved!”

 


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