Fall River Resident Wins Environmental Award

01/26/12  • Water
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Veolia Water North America employee recognized for commitment to City of Taunton's water resources

BOSTON, Jan 26, 2012 - Today the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) honored Fall River resident Aniceto Teves for his outstanding efforts maintaining the City of Taunton's waste water system, presenting him with a James J. Courchaine Collection Systems Award, distinguishing Teves' professionalism and commitment to the community.

The NEWEA is a volunteer organization of more than 2,100 New England water and wastewater professionals working in the management of New England's water resources. Each year, they present the James J. Courchaine award to recognize the best water quality professionals in New England.

"People rarely think about wastewater," said Keavin Nelson, Veolia Water North America president of Northeast and South. "But the reality is that wastewater management is absolutely vital to environmental preservation. People like Aniceto put the environmental quality of Taunton first. We're honored to have him as part of our team."

Teves is an employee of Veolia Water North America, which was retained by the City of Taunton in 2006 to provide total asset management for the city's sanitary sewer collections system and to resolve environmental compliance issues.

"I am honored to receive this professional recognition for my work," said Teves, and "grateful to work in an industry which improves the environment and quality of life for many. It's rewarding to know that my efforts and hard work have had a positive effect on the communities I have served."

Fred Cornaglia, the Commissioner of Taunton's Department of Public Works, added that"Aniceto is an outstanding example of the success of this partnership. We congratulate him on this welldeserved honor and thank him for being a valuable asset to the city."

Based in Chicago, Veolia Water North America is the leading provider of comprehensive water and wastewater partnership services to municipal and industrial customers, providing services in approximately 600 North American communities. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees providing sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services, energy management, and passenger transportation.

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services and technological solutions. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE), is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With more than 315,000 employees, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of $46 billion in 2010. Visit the company's websites at and



Matt Demo
Veolia Water North America