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MWA among state’s best water utilities

Sep 8, 2013 by Dr. Chris Wood


MWA Executive Director Tony Rojas (right) accepts the Arthur Sidney Bedell Award from the Georgia Section of the American Water Works Association.

The Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) and others have been busy recognizing the Macon Water Authority (MWA) recently for the outstanding performance of its employees and facilities.

Highlighting the facility awards this year, the GAWP recognized the MWA Frank C. Amerson Water Treatment Plant with its Gold Award for 100 percent permit compliance during 2012. Even more impressive is the Platinum Award the GAWP awarded the Authority’s Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility for 14 consecutive years of 100 percent permit compliance. Only three wastewater plants in the state of Georgia have had more consecutive years without a permit violation than the MWA Rocky Creek Facility.

During the GAWP Annual Conference & Expo in July, MWA General Manager Tony Rojas was honored with the Arthur Sidney Bedell Award by the Georgia section of the Water Environment Federation (GWEF), which is chaired by the Authority’s Darryl Macy. The Bedell Award is presented annually to acknowledge extraordinary personal service to the Association, reflected in organizational leadership, administrative service, membership activity, and support of technical functions. Rojas and the Authority’s A.J. Hopkins also were 2013 graduates of the GAWP Leadership Academy.

Finally, the MWA Board of Directors honored two Authority employees upon their retirement recently, with resolutions commemorating their dedicated service to the utility and its customers. William Walker retired in June as a Maintenance Mechanic, following more than 10 years of service, while Craig Jones retired as a Class I Water Operator in May, after a 30-year career at the Authority.

Media contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
770-757-1681 (phone) (email)

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