BWS Commission’s Chief Engineer Honored as a “Champion of the Charles”

John P. Sullivan Recognized for Efforts to Protect Charles River

The Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) has named Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) Chief Engineer John P. Sullivan a “Champion of the Charles” for his “tireless dedication” to protecting the region’s iconic waterway. The CRWA – a science and advocacy organization – bestowed the honor at its Champions of the Charles Gala, held at the Museum of Science.  Boston Water and Sewer Commission is responsible for stewardship of area waterways including the Charles, Mystic and Neponset Rivers and Boston Harbor.

Mr. Sullivan’s fellow “Champion” honoree for 2018 is Bob Zimmerman, who until his recent retirement was CRWA’s Executive Director. Over their long collaboration, Zimmerman and Sullivan worked tirelessly at reducing pollution and restoring river water quality. The private – public partnership between CRWA and BWSC has been extremely successful and is used as a national model.

“The restoration of the Charles River is a national success story,” said Boston Water and Sewer Commission Executive Director Henry F. Vitale. “John Sullivan and his engineering team have partnered with effective allies such as CRWA to create a national model of how public and private entities can work together to solve big problems like restoring the environment.”