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Distribution & Conveyance Staff Earn Top Awards during Industry Conference

Dec 1, 2017 by Suzanne Brown


D&C Manager Jeff Jones, Compliance Specialist Charles Ecton, Distribution Maintenance Supervisor Don Conner and Conveyance Maintenance Supervisor Billy VonDenBosch accept GAWP's Distribution Gold Award and Collection System Platinum Award in November.

Clayton County Water Authority’s (CCWA) Distribution & Conveyance staff earned gold and platinum awards during the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Fall Conference held in Athens in November.

Distribution maintenance staff brought home its 3rd Distribution System Gold Award after scoring 100.4 on this year’s inspection. Water distribution system programs focus on maintenance of the water lines that deliver potable water from CCWA’s system to homes and businesses. CCWA maintains approximately 1,500 miles of water lines throughout Clayton County. CCWA previously won Distribution System of the Year in 2005, 2007 and 2013 before GAWP changed the award so that utilities earning a quantitative inspection score of 95 or higher earn a Gold Award.

Conveyance maintenance staff brought home its 3rd Collection System Platinum Award after scoring 99.1 on its inspection. Utilities must earn a quantitative inspection score of 95 or higher for five consecutive years to earn a Collection System Platinum Award. Wastewater collection (or conveyance) system programs focus on maintenance of the sewer lines that collect sewage from homes and businesses and safely transport it through a network of pipes to the treatment plants. CCWA maintains approximately 1,300 miles of sewer lines throughout Clayton County. Prior to the creation of GAWP’s Gold/Platinum Award, CCWA’s Wastewater Collection System was named Collection System of the Year for Large Systems in 2005, 2007 and 2010.

“Our Distribution & Conveyance staff are often overlooked when it comes to the work they do to ensure our customers have reliable water and sewer service,” adds CCWA General Manager P. Michael Thomas. “They are an integral part of what makes CCWA an industry-leading authority.”

GAWP is a not-for-profit Association founded in 1932 with membership of over 4,000 water and wastewater treatment plant operators and managers, municipal and industrial officials and environmental managers, civil engineers, environmental engineers, scientists, manufacturers and their representatives, contractors, elected officials and others concerned with Georgia’s water resources.

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