Charles Perry Collection System Award

Charles Perry Collection System Award

Charles Perry set the standard for wastewater utilities in the State of Maine by utilizing methods that were cutting edge for the time. Mr. Perry was one of the first employees of Wright Pierce Engineering, worked for Brunswick-Topsham Water District and finished his career as the Superintendent of Sewers for the City of Portland.

Mr. Perry was one of the first to use trenchless technology, recognize the value of televised inspections of collection systems, implement preventative maintenance for collection systems and was the first in the state to use Hydro-Brakes for CSO remediation. Most importantly, Mr. Perry was dedicated to his crew and his work. He freely gave up his time and was always willing to help by providing advice, suggestions and recognizing the commitment his crew gave to their work.

The Charles Perry Award is given annually by the Maine Water Environment Association to a Collections Systems Operator, Municipality, District, Private Waste Water Collection System, engineer or educator in Maine.  Please include in your nomination how your nominee has met the criteria for the award. 

Criteria include:

  1. Exemplary operation and maintenance of the wastewater collection system
  2. Extra effort and originality put forth in the operations of a wastewater collection system to reduce the environmental impact on the local community.
  3. Provide concern for the community by showing interaction with residents, community service and education.

Awarded at: Maine Water Environment Association Fall Convention (September)

Nomination Deadline: First Friday in July

Contact Information for the Collections System Committee Chairperson can be found here: Executive Board and Committee Chairpersons

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