SouthWest Water Company Wins Top Awards for Wastewater Plant Operation

Riverview: L-R: Branden Coomer - Technician, Mark Globetti – Wastewater Operator, Terry Johnson – Wastewater Operator, Loren Gilliland – Technician, Ronnie Howard – Technician and Ryan Weldon – District Manager
Riverview: L-R: Branden Coomer – Technician, Mark Globetti – Wastewater Operator, Terry Johnson – Wastewater Operator, Loren Gilliland – Technician, Ronnie Howard – Technician and Ryan Weldon – District Manager

SouthWest Water Company (SWWC) has captured a top award for Outstanding Operation in 2017 of its Riverview wastewater treatment plant. The Riverview facility was awarded the “Best Operated Wastewater Plant” in 2017 in the Mechanical Plant 2.6-4.0 Million Gallons Per Day category. It was the facility’s second such award in as many years.

A Certificate of Recognition was also awarded to the North Shelby facility in the Mechanical Plant 2.6-4.0 MGD category and the Double Oak facility (now Shelby Ridge Utility Systems) in the Mechanical Plant 2.5 MGD category. All three systems serve residential and commercial customers in Shelby County, Alabama.

North Shelby: L-R: Dave McCombs – Wastewater Operator, Richard Burnett – Technician, Justin Tripp – Wastewater Operator, Barry Givens – Plant Manager, Ryan Weldon – District Manager, Scott Elrod – Wastewater Operator and CJ Knight – Wastewater Operator
North Shelby: L-R: Dave McCombs – Wastewater Operator, Richard Burnett – Technician, Justin Tripp – Wastewater Operator, Barry Givens – Plant Manager, Ryan Weldon – District Manager, Scott Elrod – Wastewater Operator
and CJ Knight – Wastewater Operator

The awards are given each year by the Alabama Water Pollution Control Association (AWPCA) and recognize excellence in plant operation. The AWPCA, founded in 1946, is Alabama’s oldest environmental organization made up of wastewater treatment professionals. The AWPCA “Promotes the advancement of practical knowledge of water supply and treatment of potable water as well as the reclamation of wastewater.”

The awards will be presented at the organization’s 73rd annual conference in September.

“We are very excited and honored to receive these prestigious awards, which demonstrate the professionalism and expertise of our dedicated employees,” said Craig Sorensen, SWWC Managing Director.

 

About SouthWest Water Company

SouthWest Water Company, delivering water solutions since 1925, is an American-owned company with nationwide resources and local management decision-making. SouthWest Water Company helps communities challenged with water utility management and system performance to deliver the best quality water and wastewater treatment possible. More than half a million people in Alabama, California, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, and Texas depend on the company for solutions in water production and wastewater treatment. With Alabama headquarters in Shelby County, SouthWest Water Company provides a broad range of water and wastewater treatment services including maintenance and management services, water production, treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, customer service and utility infrastructure construction management. SouthWest Water Company believes that, “With Water Comes Responsibility.”

 

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