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Awards Reflect Dedication of Employees

Jun 3, 2019 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.


MWA Amerson Plant Operator Gray Adair (center), joined by MWA Director of Water Operations Gary McCoy (left), receives the GAWP Top Op Award for Georgia’s District 5.

The Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) honored two Macon Water Authority (MWA) facilities and a pair of employees during its Spring Conference in Columbus.

Atop the awards list, the MWA Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility received a Platinum Award for 20 consecutive years of achieving 100 percent permit compliance. That facility has operated without a permit violation for two decades!

The MWA Frank C. Amerson, Jr. Water Treatment Plant also received a GAWP Platinum Award, but one recognizing water plants for achieving five straight years of 100 percent permit compliance. Five years without incident is the minimum requirement for either a water or sewer facility in Georgia to reach GAWP Platinum status.

In addition, the Authority’s Willie Sidney has been inducted into the industry’s Golden Hydrant Society. This award society is organized through the Georgia Section of the American Water Works Association (GAWWA) for the recognition of outstanding performance and service of water professionals within the drinking water industry. Each year, five nominees are inducted into this select society after being nominated by their peers.

Finally, the GAWP selected MWA Water Plant Operator Gray Adair as the Top Op among water facilities in the state’s District 5. The Top Op Award is presented to a certified operator who has excelled in his/her duties and who sets an example for others. A Top Op is selected among GAWP members in each of the state’s eight districts. The Top Op Award is among the highest honors a water professional in Georgia can receive.

Media contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
P: 770-757-1681

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