News Release Archive
June 6, 2001
MWRA Board Member and Norwood Town Manager Wins National Environmental Achievement AwardJohn Carroll, Vice-Chairman of MWRA's unpaid Board of Directors and Norwood Town Manager, has been awarded a prestigious National Environmental Achievement Award. The Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies (AMSA) presented Carroll with the award for his successful leadership at MWRA since its inception in 1985.
AMSA awarded Mr. Carroll an Individual Achievement - Public Service Award for "outstanding public service exhibiting a particular and continuing awareness of the challenges faced by municipal wastewater treatment agencies." AMSA is a national organization and a key participant in both the legislative and regulatory arenas to protect water quality and represent the municipal and ratepayer perspective.
As described in the AMSA award, Mr. Carroll "brings a combination of exceptionally strong experience, an understanding of community issues, commitment to the MWRA agenda, energy, focus, and last but not least, common sense, to MWRA board meetings."
AMSAs award to Carroll also highlights his role in developing MWRAs unique $100 million program with 43 local communities to remove groundwater and rainwater (called infiltration and inflow or "I/I") from sewer systems. Carroll has been instrumental in launching a Regional I/I Task Force to develop regional strategies for reducing I/I levels.
According to the AMSA award "Mr. Carrolls intrinsic understanding as an industry professional of the need to advocate for often-unappreciated water and wastewater infrastructure despite their rate impacts made him extremely effective at advancing the entire MWRA program. At the same time, he used his position as representative of MWRA customer communities to effectively impact budgetary discipline on MWRAs projects and organization."