The Fire Chief Project: Try a proclamation

Connecticut’s governor proclaims Wastewater Treatment Appreciation Day

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Check out this submission from Kevin Shlatz, superintendent of Water Pollution Control for the Town of Enfield, Conn.:

I agree with The Fire Chief Project. I have tried different methods of Fire Chief projects, but getting a proclamation from the Governor’s office seems to be the best idea. I am trying to promote wastewater in my town because we are going through a rate study and I want the plant and its staff to be noticed.

Here is a proclamation for Wastewater Treatment Appreciation Day. The day coincides with National Public Works Week. The thought was to coincide with Earth Day, but most town’s take devote that day to planting a tree or recycling presentations, and it has gotten away from clean water and wastewater reclamation. This is just one of my idea’s to help play fire chief and try to win over the public. The proclamation:

On behalf of the State of Connecticut, I, Dannel P. Malloy, Governor, take great pleasure in recognizing May 22, 2013, as Wastewater Treatment Appreciation Day.

Wastewater treatment is the process by which contaminants are removed from wastewater and household sewage. Its goal is to produce environmentally safe fluid waste and solid waste that is suitable for disposal or reuse.

The day coincides with National Public Works Week, which celebrates the important role of public works in our daily lives, and educates the community on how public works helps build the quality of life in Connecticut.

This recognition celebrates the important role of wastewater treatment in our communities.

Therefore I, Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of the State of Connecticut, do hereby proclaim May 22, 2013, as Wastewater Treatment Appreciation Day in the State of Connecticut.

Would your governor sign such a proclamation? Could well be worth a try.


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