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CCWA Maintenance Staff Earn Platinum Awards at Georgia Association of Water Professionals Fall Conference

Morrow, Georgia – – Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) Distribution & Conveyance staff earned Platinum Awards during the Georgia Association of Water Professionals’ (GAWP) recent Fall Conference held in Athens.

Distribution Maintenance staff brought home its first Platinum Distribution System Award after earning Gold Awards for the past four years. Utilities earning a quantitative inspection score of 95 or higher earn a Gold Award. After earning Gold Awards for four years, utilities earning an inspection score of 95 or higher move up to the Platinum status. Water distribution system programs focus on maintenance of the water lines that deliver potable water from CCWA’s system to homes and businesses. CCWA staff maintains approximately 1,500 miles of water lines throughout Clayton County.

Conveyance Maintenance staff brought home its 5th Collection System Platinum Award. Utilities

must earn a quantitative inspection score of 95 or higher for five consecutive years to earn a 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 staff maintains approximately 1,300 miles of sewer lines throughout Clayton County.

“These awards reflect the commitment of our staff to provide quality services to our community,” adds CCWA General Manager H. Bernard Franks. “They are an integral part of what makes CCWA an industry-leading authority.”

GAWP is the State’s premier professional association for water, wastewater, stormwater and related issues. GAWP was founded in 1932 and started the first license program for water professionals in Georgia.

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