White House Author
Philip Guerin has worked for the City of Worcester, MA for the past 28 years and is currently Director of Environmental Systems for the Department of Public Works and Parks. His duties include regulatory compliance, public education, watershed protection, and environmental management of the City’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems. He is a past president and active member of the Massachusetts Water Works Association and a founding member of the Massachusetts Coalition for Water Resources Stewardship. Under Philip’s leadership -- and others' in the community -- the 200,000 residents of Worcester, Massachusetts are able to get clean drinking water due to the ability to bring solar photovoltaic power to the Water Filtration Plant. The design and construction of the solar power systems were 100% funded by federal Recovery Act dollars made available via the State Revolving Fund. The Worcester Water Filtration Plant solar photovoltaic project consists of a roof-mounted and a ground-mounted array of solar panels that provide supplemental power to this drinking water treatment facility. Through good collaboration with all levels of government and innovative technology, the people of Worcester and those in surrounding communities, will have not only have clean drinking water but also reduced electric costs while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.