St. Simons, Ga. – The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) honored 14 public drinking water systems with its top utility management awards on October 16 in ceremonies at its 2017 Executive Management Conference in St. Simons, Ga. Six systems received the Sustainable Water Utility Management Award, five received the Platinum Award for Utility Excellence and three were presented the Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance.
The Sustainable Water Utility Management Award recognizes water utilities committed to management that achieves a balance of innovative and successful efforts in areas of economic, social and environmental endeavors. The Platinum and Gold Awards recognize outstanding achievement in implementing the nationally recognized Attributes of Effective Utility Management.
Greenville Water was awarded the Platinum Award for Utility Excellence. Greenville Water’s strong financial position allows the utility to be proactive in planning for the future and preparing for emergencies while maintaining affordable rates. Employees are well trained with state-of-the-industry technology to manage its assets and protect its resources. The utility also strives to make the community an outstanding place to live by sponsoring community events and supporting economic development efforts to bring better jobs and improve quality of life. Every day – with the help of talented employees, a connected community, strong management and a committed Commission – Greenville Water works to achieve its vision of quality water and a sustainable future. Greenville Water’s CEO David Bereskin accepted the award in memory of Lynn Stovall. Mr. Stovall built a distinguished career in the water industry and retired as the General Manager of Greenville Water in 2011. Mr. Stovall passed away earlier this month. Mr. Bereskin went on to thank Greenville Water employees and Commissioners for making this achievement possible. Greenville Water was recognized with the Gold Award for Utility Excellence in 2014.
Greenville Water provides service to nearly 500,000 residents of the Upstate region of South Carolina. Recognizing that water service is critical to the health and well-being of its customers and for the growth and economic vitality of the community, Greenville Water ensures the reliable delivery of high-quality water through careful stewardship of its resources. Greenville Water is committed to providing exceptional service and utilizing safe and effective methods for providing water, while adhering to and surpassing health and safety standards. Governed by an elected Commission of Public Works, Greenville Water is the state’s largest water utility.
The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies is an organization of the largest publicly owned drinking water suppliers in the United States.