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MWA Executive Director Honored for Service

Apr 23, 2019 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.

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Tony Rojas (left), MWA Executive Director and President, was honored recently for nine years of service on the State Board of Examiners for Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts.

The MWA contributes in a number of ways to the quality of water provided by utilities all across the state of Georgia.

An example comes in the service that MWA Executive Director and President Tony Rojas provided for the State Board of Examiners for Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts. Mr. Rojas served on this Board for nine years, and he was honored recently by his peers for the expertise he provided this critically important group of water industry leaders.

The State Water and Wastewater Certification Board is responsible for issuing all of the water, wastewater, distribution, collections, and laboratory licenses for the water and wastewater utilities and related industries in Georgia.

This Board determines the official courses that can be used for basic, advanced, and continuing education of water and wastewater plant operators and laboratory analysts, while making changes to testing protocol as needed. Members also oversee the testing protocol for licensing of water professionals, as well as the renewal of licenses every two years.

Board Members serve upon appointment by the Governor, and the group consists of six members who include a water operator, a wastewater operator, one member in training or consulting, one member from Georgia EPD, one consumer advocate, and one utility manager, which is the position Mr. Rojas held since 2009.

“Without the Certification Board, there would be no standards in our industry and no way to ensure that qualified folks are operating water facilities in the public’s interest in all of the capacities that we regulate,” says Eric Osborne, Board Vice Chairman.

Media Contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
P: 770-757-1681
E: chris@jwapr.com

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