CCWA Staff Earns Top Awards during Industry Conference

December 05, 2018 by Suzanne Brown

Distribution Maintenance Supervisor Don Conner, Environmental Compliance Coordinator Jennifer Brandon, Lab Analyst Jay Patel, CCTV Crew Leader Gerald Fuller, Conveyance Maintenance Supervisor Billy VonDenBosch, Distribution & Conveyance Manager Jeff Jones

Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) staff earned several top awards during the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Fall Conference held in Dalton in November.

CCWA’s Northeast Water Reclamation Facility, located in Rex, earned the Water Environment Federation’s George W. Burke Safety Award. This facility’s staff earned the same award in 1999 and 2015. The W.B. Casey Water Resource Recovery Facility’s Wastewater Laboratory staff earned the Laboratory Quality Assurance at a Municipal Wastewater Laboratory Award for the Greater than 20 million gallons per day category. Staff also earned this award in 2011 and 2016.

Conveyance maintenance staff brought home its 4rd Collection System Platinum Award. 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.

Distribution maintenance staff brought home its 4rd Distribution System Gold Award. Utilities must earn a quantitative inspection score of 95 or higher earn a Gold Award. 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.

“We are proud to be water professionals and proud to provide quality services to Clayton County,” says CCWA General Manager H. Bernard Franks. “These awards represent the hard work and dedication of countless employees who make up our CCWA team.”

GAWP educates, provides professional development and promotes sound public policy in the water resources and related environmental fields.