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MWA Closes Out 2020 With Industry Awards

Jan 11, 2021 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.


(Left to right) MWA Sewer Line Maintenance Professionals who were instrumental in the MWA winning the GAWP Collection System Platinum Award include: Mike Hardin, Tyler Smith, and Thomas Jenkins.

The MWA finished the year with a bang by winning both the 2020 Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Collection System and Distribution System Excellence Awards.

These Excellence Awards recognize those utilities in Georgia that strive to continually improve their systems through proper management, maintenance, and operation.
This year, the MWA received the Collection System Platinum Award for attaining a score of 95% or higher on its annual sewer system review for six consecutive years now.

The MWA also won the GAWP Distribution System Gold Award for the fourth consecutive year for achieving a grade of 95% or higher on its annual water distribution system sanitary survey.

If the MWA repeats this feat next year, the utility will qualify for a Distribution System Platinum Award – representing at least five consecutive years of achieving the highest possible grade.

Finance Department Recognized for Excellence As Well

The MWA Finance Department has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 23rd consecutive year.

The Certificate of Achievement is an industry award based on the quality of the MWA’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), and less than 5 percent of eligible governments and authorities in the United States and Canada achieve such a prestigious honor.

This Award for the Authority’s CAFR is the highest form of accomplishment in the area of government accounting and financial reporting in the industry, reflecting not just the MWA’s strong financial position, but its integrity as a steward of financial resources.

For the complete list of MWA industry awards, check out our Awards page via the “Learn More” link below.

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

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