Lititz Water Treatment Plant Volunteers for Severn Trent World Water Day Local Waterway Cleanup Initiative
Horsham, Pa. – 30 March 2017 – On March 18,Severn Trent’s Lititz, Pa., employees banded together once again to tackle litter in the Lititz Run Stream as part of theLititz Run Watershed Alliance and the Severn Trent World Water Day Local Waterway Cleanup Initiative.
This year, World Water Day focused on wastewater and ways to reduce and reuse as more than 80% of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry, and agriculture flows back to nature. If the wastewater is not treated properly, it can pose a risk by polluting the environment and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials.
Together, we can improve the collection and treatment of wastewater and safely reuse it. We also can reduce the amount of wastewater we individually and collectively produce to help protect the environment and our water resources.
“Our Lititz project is dedicated to protecting the Lititz Run Stream because a strong community starts with a healthy river,” said Regional Manager of Eastern Penn. Michael Wolgemuth. “Clean and healthy rivers provide everything from clean drinking water to recreation opportunities to a vibrant fish and wildlife habitat.”
Outside of wastewater, other types of waste can enter our local waterways such as litter from recreational use and the garbage that ends up near our community storm drains. The trash that sits along our shorelines is not only unsightly, but also harmful to the wildlife that resides there.
“Part of our vision at Severn Trent is to provide environmental leadership, which we take very seriously,” said President and CEO Stephane Bouvier. “By taking part in this initiative, our Lititz employees carried out this vision and dedicated their time to one of our core company values, which is to protect the environment. I applaud them for their effort!”
About Severn Trent – North America
Severn Trent – North America (www.severntrentservices.com) is a leading operator of water and wastewater assets. With experience spanning over 40 years, an extensive footprint covering 18 states, our business provides contract management, full billing customer services, operations support and systems improvements for over 200 municipal, industrial and commercial water and wastewater clients in the United States. Severn Trent – North America is a member of the Severn Trent plc (London: SVT.L) group of companies, a FTSE 100 company.
About The Lititz Run Watershed Alliance
The LRWA is a non-profit Pennsylvania corporation, incorporated in 1997. We are a cohesive group of individual citizens, businesses, farmers, conservation organizations and local, state and federal government representatives. We have joined together to a common purpose; a comprehensive approach to continual water quality within the Lititz Run Watershed.